A group called Positive Coaching Alliance is training thousands of coaches and parents to change to culture of youth sports for the better.
Imagine you're coaching a big soccer game, against an undefeated team that has beaten your team in all your previous matches. Your 11-year-olds are playing well and are ahead. Then, in the closing minutes, the official makes a bad call that goes against you and, because of it, you lose. After the game, the parents of your players scream at the official. The kids are disappointed, looking up at you. What do you do?
Or you're coaching tee-ball and one of your 5-year-old players has failed to get a hit so far. Now, he's up again in a crucial situation and is nervous. All eyes are on him. His first swing misses high. The second misses low and knocks the ball off the tee. You call him over to offer some help. What do you say?
Soccer is one of the most popular gaming activities in Kenya. It is a local leisure activity that can be branded the name staple game, because it is widely appreciated, and almost everyone can play it. However, the local football clubs are in dire need of volunteers to deliver them from the corrupt government officials, who run their country.
Busy week honoring our students Selma Times-Journal Most of all, I got to listen to those in attendance thank the City of Valley Grande for having a vision for the children and youth of our community that included a sports complex.
gulfnews.comSchool Olympics a giant leap for UAE sportsgulfnews.comAt its launch, Ebrahim Abdul Malek, Secretary General of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (GAYSW) lauded the UAE School Olympics, saying the project was long overdue.
(Don't) Kill The Ref: How To Keep Your Cool About Youth Sports Officials Forbes It's highly unusual for a referee to die after being attacked by a player, which is what happened when 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo on May 4 succumbed to injuries that...
This is the second story in a week that makes me wonder what is happening to youth sports.
1.The AJC is reporting that Warren County head coach David Daniels was attacked after Friday night’s game against Hancock Central High School. Warren County won the game 21-2. Daniels was allegedly attacked by players from the Hancock team.
The Warren County superintendent has asked the GBI to file criminal charges in the attack, which was so severe that Daniels is in the hospital with head injuries and has undergone major reconstructive surgery to his face to deal with crushed bones above and below his eye.
2. Last week, police in Carroll County said parents tried to fight 11- and 12-year-old football players. Parents reportedly rushed the field after a call that they didn’t like. The parents yelled obscenities at the children, and one held a child down and tried to remove his helmet so another kid could slug him, according to police. Police issued citations to three coaches for disorderly conduct and obscene language.
Are students who play sports more violent? Research done by Xin Jian (a PhD candidate at Ohio State) raises this question. Quoting from the post:
"Her study, published this year in the Journal of Youth Adolescence, did not find "across-the-board advantages"—in other words, lower odds of being involved in violence—for young people who participated in sports-centered extracurriculars."
Youth Radio has reported on this issue (http://www.youthradio.org/news/do-sports-really-prevent-youth-violence) and GOOD partnered with them to create this infographic. The research findings show "contributing factors behind youth violence." A key finding is "contact sports increase the chance of fighting dramatically." Additional information is available in the post, as well as a link to the the study done by Xin Jian, which was published in the 'Journal of Youth Adolescence.'
Nine people were arrested in an operation into illegal gambling on professional and college sports and youth football games in Broward County, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office said that the 18-month investigation called “Operation Dirty Play,” showed that coaches, team affiliates and the president of the South Florida Youth Football League were regularly betting on games.
Two businesses, which served as gambling houses, were searched on Monday, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities said illegal bets were made at Showtime Sports and Apparel at 3685 N.W. 19th Street in Lauderdale Lakes and Red Carpet Kutz Barbershop at 1835 N.W. 38th Avenue in Lauderhill.
They were charged with felony bookmaking and some of them were charged with keeping a gambling house, the sheriff's office said...
Op-Ed: Fatal shooting stirs debate about parental responsibility - Digital Journal DigitalJournal.com Learning archery, firearm use and safety, target shooting and hunting teaches children necessary life skills, such as Personal Responsibility,...
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