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Adults HuddlePicture this: the exhilaration of a new season; spotless uniforms, equipment just out of the box, clipboards jammed with fresh paper, boundless enthusiasm and cooperation. It's the euphoric honeymoon phase of youth sports. Now, "fast forward" a few months. The honeymoon is long since over and conflicts among and between the players, coaches and parents have inevitably emerged. How well everyone copes with the conflicts may depend on whether they can refer to a team charter, a team-generated set of guidelines for the interaction of parents, players and coaches. Read Full Story>>

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Jeannette Twomey is an attorney and a certified mediator She is a frequent lecturer before local and statewide groups on the topics of mediation and conflict resolution, trains court-appointed mediators, and has advanced training in business, employment, disability and family mediation. Ms. Twomey is active in the Virginia Mediation Network and the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution.



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