That’s Not Coaching. It’s Child Abuse.

Sports and Society Administrator May 31, 2013 0
That’s Not Coaching. It’s Child Abuse.

By Harlan Coben | May 30, 2013
Bloomberg.com

“In the coach’s attempt to motivate his boys during one halftime, he gathered them around him and told them that they were playing as though they were (pardon the shock value) undertaking a sexual act with, yes, their own grandmothers. It seems kind of small by comparison, but he also threw clipboards and kicked equipment, insulted the players’ families, cursed out coaches and referees, and humiliated and berated and singled out several players to the point of tears.”

This sad excerpt is from an article not about collegiate athletics or the pros, but a local NJ youth lacrosse team. Coben takes an incredible look at the problem with coaching at the youth level and how society deals with it. To read the entire article click here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-30/that-s-not-coaching-it-s-child-abuse-.html

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