Thank you, Michelle Obama: In support of women and girls

 

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Watch Michelle Obama’s wonderful speech – it is time to stand up for women and girls.

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/13/497846667/transcript-michelle-obamas-speech-on-donald-trumps-alleged-treatment-of-women

 

 

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Why is the Coach ALWAYS responsible for athletes behaving badly?

football-lightingThis is a tough post for me because it is about an emotionally charged topic.  The recent allegations of hideous hazing incidents at Conestoga High School have really hit close to home.  As a parent, I feel sick to my stomach that incidents like this occur and that every day we continue to see examples of how vulnerable our children are in today’s society – vulnerable to egregious behavior on the part of their peers (often other minors), strangers, and adults in their lives – and yes, coaches.

But are coaches always at fault when athletes behave badly?  While again, I am sickened by the alleged incidents at Conestoga, I am also keenly aware of this particular coach’s character.  I know John Vogan because I coached for more than 10 years at Conestoga High School.  As a rowing coach, I often crossed paths with Coach Vogan during winter land training and I know him to be a man filled with care and concern for every one of his athletes.  An article written about Coach Vogan a few years ago, describes the coach I know.

The thing is, as the general public, we are angered that there was no locker room supervision.  I get that, but as a coach, I know I would rarely enter the locker room and now more than ever, coaches have to be very careful about being in a locker room with minors.  It’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation for coaches.

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Time Magazine: The Cost of NOT Hiring Women Coaches

Andy Murray of Britain shares a laugh with his new coach Amelie Mauresmo during a training session before his Queen's Club grass court championships tennis match in London, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Andy Murray of Britain shares a laugh with his new coach Amelie Mauresmo during a training session before his Queen’s Club grass court championships tennis match in London, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

This is a great article about the cost of NOT hiring women coaches.  Great thoughts in this one!

http://time.com/3896935/women-coaches/

Monday’s Video Share #10: Preventing Bullying and Locker Room Culture

bullying in youth sports-resized-600It’s Monday and time for a video we think you might like – this week we focus on bullying in sports and take a look at the Positive Coaching Alliance’s video on preventing turboessays.co.uk these behaviors on our teams.

 

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Monday’s Video Share #9: TEDxBlue – Angela Lee Duckworth, Ph.D. on “TRUE GRIT”

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It’s Monday and time for a video we think you might like www.masterpapers.com! This one is TEDxBlue – Angela Lee Duckworth, Ph.D. discussing TRUE GRIT. What coach isn’t looking for bestessaysforsale.net athletes with GRIT?!?!  Check it out!

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Monday’s Video Share #8: Tips for Coaches To Help Keep Athletes Healthy

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t’s Monday and time for a video we think you might like!  The Positive Coaching Alliance created this brief video about keeping your athletes healthy.

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Monday’s Video Share #7: TED TAlks – Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

OopsIt’s Monday and time for a video we think you might like! This video shares great concepts for assignment help coaches.  This is a brief TED Talk and I encourage you to view it through the lens of a coach and how it relates to teaching sport concepts.

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