Thursday, June 19, 2014

Getting a Jump on Bullying in Sports

Greenwich Time, June 17, 2014

"Bullying in sports. It's what former Greenwich High School Athletic Director Garland Allen calls 'the next big problem,' and it is the reason why 150 professional athletes, coaches and athletic directors gathered Monday at New York University for a program titled 'Character, Respect, and Civility in Youth Sports: Ending Bullying, Improving Performance.'

'We were behind the eight ball when it comes to concussions,' said Allen, who was GHS's athletic director for 18 years before becoming an advisory board member for NYU Sports and Society, the organization that held the conference. 'Three, four, five years from now, we're going to realize that the damage that can be caused by bullying can be long term, and people are going to be held accountable.'" Read more

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