Spring Webinar Focuses on Bullying in Sport
Updated: Apr 3, 2019
Play Like a Champion's popular Quarterly Webinar Series continues on Thursday, April 11th with this year's Spring Webinar: Recognizing, Addressing and Preventing Bullying in Sports. Taking place from 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT, the webinar will define bullying, identify ways of recognizing this toxic behavior and discuss techniques for addressing and preventing bullying as a coach or athletic administrator.
According to the Department of Health & Human Services, over 77% of students have been bullied either verbally, mentally, or physically. In what might be considered a subcategory of this behavior, hazing is also a prominent concern in school and team environments. Yet research suggests that actual occurrences of bullying and hazing may be even larger than reported. Research by Alfred University showed that while only 14% of high school students reported they were "hazed", once presented with a list of activities that constituted hazing a much larger 48% of students reported being subject to hazing activities. It's an issue that's critical to the welfare of our children. All students, including athletes, can fall victim to bullying and hazing, leading to lower self-worth, isolation, anxiety and depression. Athletes can also be the bully on a sport team.
Join presenter Dr. Carrie Hastings and Play Like a Champion staff for this important conversation on April 11th. Hastings is a licensed clinical and sports psychologist, the team psychologist for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams and a Play Like a Champion Trainer and Research Specialist. A national presenter on bullying and hazing in sports, Hastings brings a wealth of knowledge to the webinar and provides a tremendous resource for coaches and administrators.