Health & Safety
With the media spotlight recently focused on sexual abuse of boys in sports, a British expert suggests that one of the principal reasons why young males allow the abuse to continue and delay reporting, often for decades, lies in the homophobic culture of sports itself.
Health & Safety
Constant criticism from a youth sports coach, especially when involves personal attacks, can cross the line into bullying, and often backfires, creating a crisis of confidence in an athlete, damaging their self-esteem and hurting, rather than helping, performance.  Here's advice from a sports psychology professional on what parents and athletes can do about a critical coach.
Health & Safety
Technology and social media play an ever present part in teen's lives, making them vulnerable to cyberbullying. However, there are a few things that teens can do to reduce their chances of getting bullied. Here are 10 tips.
Health & Safety
Protecting youth athletes from becoming victims of sexual predators involves much more than criminal background checks of coaches before they are hired, says a longtime interscholastic sports administrator.
Health & Safety
While bullying behavior by youth sports coaches is, as MomsTEAM has been pointing out for years, an all-too-common problem, a helpful article in the journal Pediatrics  explains just why it is so difficult to correct by identifying the four main tactics coaches use in their attempts to deflect focus on their improper behavior.

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