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Thursday, 20 September 2012 14:02

USA Today: Allegations of coaching abuse not unique

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U.S. short-track speedskaters who say their coach is abusive will not compete in the coming World Cup season if he or his assistant coaches remain when the team is named by the end of the month.

In the article Fred Engh, President of The National Alliance for Youth Sports (One of The LVSportz Foundation's Coach Certification Partners) is quoted with the following excerpt: "Most coaches have never been trained on their important role as a kids' coach and see the role of 'winning' no different than that of any college or professional coach. They see 'losing' as a mark of their own failure and hence many reported instances of verbal, emotional, psychological and even physical abuse occur."

"Unless parents demand that their child's coach has been trained and, more importantly, held accountable for their behavior, then far too many kids' coaches will get away with the type of behavior Chun has been accused of."

Read the Full Story: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/story/2012/09/17/allegations-of-coaching-abuse-not-unique/57798202/1

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