The Miami Hurricanes' Scandal - Yes, It Could Have Been Prevented

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Center for Ethical Youth Coaching devoted to ending such tragedies.

The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching a new non-for-profit research, education and credentialing organization states that the root of the scandal at the University of Miami football program is a critical need for coaches to be better regulated.

"It starts at the very beginning stages of being a coach. Ethics, values and screening of adults who train our kids in sports are not insisted upon. If we instill and insist on these standards from the time a coach begins their career with pee-wee players, we can change the culture of corruption that seems to be lingering in the background of sports." Insists Dr. John Mayer, Vice-President of the Center for Ethical Youth Coaching.

The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching says the following steps should be taken to prevent further scandals:
1- The general public should get involved with an outcry for standards for coaches to follow.
2- Parents should insist that those adults that coach their children are credentialed and screened.
3- Even volunteer coaches should be credentialed--this is a huge area of vulnerability. Volunteer coaches often pass under the radar of scrutiny.
4- There are plenty of outlets and options for sport participation and entertainment, don't support those programs that are corrupt.

The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching has developed the first comprehensive credentialing program for youth coaches. This credential includes a thorough background check by the industry leader in that area.

To become certified a coach must read a training manual and then take an exam covering the areas of ethics, safety, first aid,good communication, sportsmanship, healthy lifestyle, discipline, youth development and special issues such as dealing with parents, substance abuse, child abuse, motivation, etc. The coach passes the background check and exam and pledges to uphold the standards of the Center.

The manual alone is worth the price of the certification as it is a handbook of how to coach from A to Z. It also contains new research and techniques of how to coach with include how to get all players on your team into the game and still win, developing players to their maximum potential and success building techniques for the coach and team.

Complete information on this new certification can be found on the Center's web site: http://www.ethicalyouthcoaching.com.

The mission of the not-for-profit Center for Ethical Youth Coaching is to raise the ethical standards of coaches who train young athletes at all levels through research, publication, public presentations and credentialing. Elevating the Culture of Sports.

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