No excuse for abuse: When coaching crosses a line
BY KAYLA GATES Coaches play a critical role in the lives of athletes. Their instruction allows individuals to develop both physically and emotionally. However, the unclear line between strict coaching and abuse makes it easy to overstep.  As athletic instructors, coaches are encouraged to provide feedback to their trainees.... Read more
Pushing past a limit: Parents pushing kids too hard in sports has damaging effects
BY KYLEIGH SPRIGLE There is a difference between encouraging kids and pushing them too hard. When children participate in a sport, it is difficult for parents or coaches to find a balance between the two. Pressuring kids in sports can be damaging to a child both mentally and physically. ... Read more
No-cut policies aren’t cutting it: High school athletic programs need tryouts
BY KAYLA GATES Trying out for a sports team has become a customary practice in the lives of teen athletes. Although an intense process, undergoing tryouts is crucial to a student’s development as an athlete and a young adult, especially when experienced in a high school setting. Like most... Read more