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David Jacobsen | @positivecoachus
The firestorm around Richie Incognito, the Miami Dolphins player accused of bullying teammate Jonathan Martin with racial slurs and threats of violence, raises the profile on hazing, bullying and locker room culture throughout sports. Often passed off as a team-bonding exercise or a rite of initiation to “welcome” new teammates, hazing is actually one of the most damaging experiences possible for a team, the players being hazed and even the hazers themselves.
Hazing is so problematic at all levels of sports that PCA now offers an anti-hazing component within our workshops. Here are pointers for coaches, parents, athletes and administrators:
Here are links to additional PCA Resources on this topic:
How do you combat hazing and bullying in your program? Offer pointers in the comments section.
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