The Watts Bears: Between The Lines

An inside look at the Watts Bears, a youth football and mentoring program run by the LAPD in Watts, Los Angeles. 

This is the first // Between The Lines video feature, produced by SportUp and shot over a three-day period with the Bears in South Central Los Angeles. 

You can learn more about the Watts Bears via their website:

Read more about the Watts Bears via SportUp's // Between The Lines spotlight series on youth programs making a difference on Medium:

You can view a gallery of images during our visit with the Bears via our Facebook page:




1. "Relax" - Ben Sound (

2. "Fonk'off" - Wheresmydope

3. "My Heart" - Tymono

4. "Radioactive Remix" - Lexblends

5. "Alone" - Petit Biscuit