NYU Sports and Society is calling on high school athletic directors and coaches in the New York metropolitan area to begin a conversation about anti-bullying efforts that would serve to create effective solutions across communities.
Now more than ever, we must embrace the seriousness of disrespect and abusive behavior in youth sports culture. We must work together to develop comprehensive and sustainable anti-bullying policies, which anticipate and address this growing and evolving issue, head on.
CAS-CIAC Executive Director Karissa Niehoff will be one of the panelists at the event, providing her insight as a former athlete, coach, administrator and now state association leader.
“I’m excited by the goals of this program to bring the broader issues of respect and bullying specifically to the youth sports arena,” Niehoff explained. “This is a great opportunity for coaches and administrators to take part in a conversation that will hopefully ultimately be beneficial to student-athletes. There is no formal training in the morality of sports and yet we have a large number of people working with impressionable students where behavior can have a significant negative impact. It’s natural to expand the discussion schools are already having about bullying and climate to the realm of athletics.”
Character, Respect, and Civility in Youth Sports: Ending Bullying, Improving Performance, will provide stakeholders with unique opportunities to:
- Hear from experts on the causes and effects of bullying
- Compare their programs’ efforts toward maintaining respect and civility on and off the playing field
- Discuss personal experiences
- Hone in on solutions which can be implemented in sports and school programs nationwide.
- Develop previously nonexistent channels of communication to head off disrespect and abuse on all fronts
Joe Torre, Fred Wilpon, Bob Costas, Stephen M. Ross and a host of leaders in sports psychology and organized youth sports will be featured during this groundbreaking event.
Important Note:To ensure fair representation of school districts and sports from across the metropolitan area, prospective participants MUST APPLY FOR A SEAT. We expect high levels of interest for this event. Please submit the application form and you will be notified shortly if you have been selected to participate.
This event is open ONLY to coaches, high school athletics directors, and school administrators who receive confirmation that they have been selected to participate.
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