I would require and pay for both initial and continuing education of all coaches, both high school and junior high/middle school, head coaches and assistants, paid and volunteer.
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"When we look at the larger body of evidence, we find that sports are a tradition in US education that has genuinely benefitted students and their school communities.”
I am encouraged that “someday” may be coming soon when the symbol of business – The Wall Street Journal – features an article on the dangers of sport specialization that is too early and intense.
Coaches education, infused with the core values of educational athletics, is a necessity, not a luxury.
This nation must awaken to the reality that physical literacy is as important to our future as reading and writing have been in our past.
It has been a brilliant blend of successes and failures and wins and losses that work together in school sports to help form healthy, happy adults.
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