Canadian universities failing to protect athletes from abusive coaches, students say
.....Their fight is part of a movement to end so-called “old-school” coaching techniques that experts say are abusive. But change is slow, they say, because coaches hold so much power over players and some mistakenly believe military-style training is key to winning....

.....But she says the coaching style that is similar to combat training, involving hurling insults and swearing at athletes, still exists because our society tends to glorify people who can endure abuse. In society, it’s a naivete or an ignorance about what sport actually involves,” she says. “Sport is not war. It’s not a battle at all.”But she says the coaching style that is similar to combat training, involving hurling insults and swearing at athletes, still exists because our society tends to glorify people who can endure abuse.....

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Bethany`s Notes: Once again coaches are not perfect, they make mistakes. How many mistakes do we let them make? How much additional help do they get before they are dismissed? Perhaps there are no concrete answers but certainly processes to think about.



- - Volume: 7 - WEEK: 48 Date: 11/29/2019 1:00:13 PM -