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Why is Abusive Coaching Tolerated in Sports?

Abusive coaching is a term that describes coaching that is overly either physically or verbally aggressive. You might think that in this day and age – where we are ostensibly far more sensitive to the emotional and psychological wellbeing of others – this would be a rare thing. In fact,

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Creative Youth Sports Fundraising Ideas

When you can’t let a lack of funding get in the way, it’s time for creative youth sports fundraising. Many successful fundraising campaigns have realized young sports dreams in every sport from basketball through to chess. Here are some creative youth sports fundraising ideas that ensure nobody has to go back to selling Girl Scout cookies for cash ever again.

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Cyberbullying

All parents and guardians want to ensure that their kids are safe – and yet statistics say that the majority of teenagers will experience cyberbullying. (Source: PewInternet.org)

Bullying isn’t limited to school grounds but can now take place on the online turf,

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Massachusetts Stable and Riding Schools Criminal Check Bill – What Else Can Parents Do To Protect Their Children?

Recently, an article was posted by Telegram & Gazette regarding a bill change for stable and riding schools in Massachusetts. The bill change would require stable and riding schools to perform local criminal checks on instructors. While this is a great start, local checks are not enough.
 
As parents,

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Colorado Bill to Require Background Checks for Youth Sports

The Colorado legislature is considering a bill to require background checks for volunteers with youth sports organizations. This is a growing national trend in an effort to keep sexual predators out of youth sports.

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Law Would Encourage Youth Sports Background Checks

Background Screening Laws vary from State to State in regards to their requirement however the law AB230 is the one we want to watch!

This is what it’s all about… by Tom Chorneau

(Calif.) Lawmakers are set to consider legislation that would further encourage youth athletic programs to undertake criminal background checks of participating adults.

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