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© August, 2004
S.O.S. - Save Our Sportsmanship

By Ron Vandenabeele, Former Coach, Referee,
Physical Education and Health Teacher, Weymouth, Mass.

THE STATE OF SPORTSMANSHIP in today's athletic culture is at an all-time low. Headlines regarding embarrassing or unethical behavior and shameful violence have become commonplace. The National Alliance for Youth Sports estimates that 15 percent of parents and spectators will embarrass their children or act abusive toward young players, officials and coaches at athletic events.

As a result of all this negativity, nearly 70 percent of all participants quit organized ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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