Stopping Coach Abuse of College Athletes – A Webinar Set for September 21
The Drake Group Education Fund will host a webinar on Thursday, September 21, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST that addresses “Coach Abuse of College Athletes – Are Coach Training, Certification, and Conduct Policies the Answer?”
The webinar is described as follows: “A stellar line-up of current and former coach, athletic administrator, and pedagogy experts will examine why too many college coaches continue to demonstrate behaviors that negatively impact the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of college athletes and how this issue should be addressed. Are there domestic or foreign programs that should be emulated and is it feasible to implement similar training and certification systems or sport policies in USA college programs? What are the challenges of implementing coach training and certification programs? Are athlete complaint procedures, whistleblower protections, and mandatory reporters important solution elements and, if so, who and how should these be implemented and enforced? When coaches are accused of abusive practices, how do we ensure fair investigation and adjudication? Does college sport need the enforcement power of banning coaches’ employment? Learn more about our panelists here.”
The Drake Group Education Fund (TDGEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit education organization whose mission is to ensure that the promise of college athletics is realized for all stakeholders. TDGEF produces The Allen Sack National Symposium on Integrity in College Sports and the Critical Issues in College Sports Webinar Series, conducts fact-based research on intercollegiate athletics and develops position papers and other educational materials that influence public discourse on current issues and controversies in college sport.