Coach T and Tippy Robertson


Urban Initiatives is thrilled to have the opportunity to spread the love of the beautiful game throughout Chicagoland. We greatly appreciate all of our dedicated coaches for their commitment to using soccer as a tool to promote collaborative, whole child development. The positive impact made by our coaches is tremendous and we are thrilled to share the following story about Teneil “Tippy” Robertson and her coach – Coach T.

Tippy is a fourth grader at Libby School and has played on Coach T’s soccer team for four years. Throughout her years in the program, she has demonstrated excellence both on and off the field. In addition to participating in Urban Initiatives, for the past two years, Tippy has been playing for Gage Park. When asked why she interested in playing soccer so much, she said, “I want to be a professional soccer player or a coach."

Her mom, Ms. Moore, chimed in stating that her kids love soccer and that Tippy has set a great example for her first grade brother Oneil who is now also on the team. Tippy also has had two older siblings go through the program.

Thank you to Coach T for being such a dedicated coach to the youth at Libby. He has inspired so many and we’re thrilled to have him on the Urban Initiatives team.

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