I just finished my first skim of Dave Tilley’s new book, more than 450 pages.
Something for every coach: sports medicine, injury prevention, conditioning, ethics, …
I’ll be going back through and excerpting some of my favourite sections.
Dave was partly inspired to put his ideas together by the Nassar crimes. He sensed “outdated training methods and a toxic culture can foster abusive practices” in Gym … making it possible for a pedophile to go undetected for decades.
Coaches spent inordinate amounts of time with young children and parents place complete trust in them. Young athletes are taught that their dreams may depend on the approval of a famous trainer or coach. They are also programmed to believe that obeying orders given, without question, is the only path to achieve their dreams.
Together, these truths about certain areas of our sport, while not necessarily inherently malicious in nature, certainly open to the door to abuse and mistreatment of young athletes. …
I certainly recommend you download and check it out for yourself.
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