Category Archives: YOUTH SPORTS HUMAN RIGHTS

APRIL IS PREVENT CHILD ABUSE MONTH. CHILD AND YOUTH ATHLETE ABUSE MIGHT BE THE LARGEST SUBGROUP

Teachers, Coaches and Supervisors of Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE) Amateur Athletes appear to be the only teaching, coaching and supervision professions where conducting practices and games in dangerous environments and yelling, screaming, shaking a fist, wagging a crooked finger, threatening, crossing the line, excessively punishing, punching and sometimes seriously injuring Amateur Athletes are accepted […]

HUMAN RIGHTS IN YOUTH SPORTS BOOK REVIEW

“It may not be apparent unless one works in the field, but abuse of athletic children in the name of their sports is relatively widespread, even in so‐called civilised societies. It includes the imposition of training regimes suited for adult athletes, punishment, encouraging the development of eating disorders and doping, psychological, sexual and emotional abuse […]

CHILD ATHLETES DO NOT HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS COMPARED TO NON-ATHLETE CHILDREN

Have our Child Athletes gone over the Physical Cliff? Our present Sports, Recreation and Exercise (SRE) travail, which is the balance between SRE benefits and the multitude of injury risks, is at hand. The solutions are within reach of responsible governmental leaders and citizens who function within the systems that are in crisis, when it […]

THE COACH AND CHILD / YOUTH ATHLETE LEGAL RELATIONSHIP

First posted June 17, 2012. Edited and re-posted August 23, 2018 “As sport is a highly child-populated domain, the establishment of child-protection measures to reduce the potential for child (<18) and youth (18-24) maltreatment in sport is critical.” “The “law of sports medicine” is a rapidly developing field that is establishing an important body of […]