Athletes and coaches often describe abusive behaviour as ‘tough love’.
Athletics New Zealand joins a long list of sports bodies dealing with abuse of female athletes. But systemic reform is taking far too long.
Reform of New Zealand’s abusive gymnastics culture offers an opportunity to improve women’s sports in general.
Supporting one’s child on a sports team isn’t always a walk at the ballpark. Parents face complex demands that require a repertoire of skills that are rarely discussed or taught.
Even though Maryland college football coach DJ Durkin has been fired, his 11th hour ouster will not rid college football of some of its deepest problems, argue two scholars on race and college sports.
Despite participation rates in women’s sport growing exponentially in recent years, the number of women in coaching positions has remained frustratingly stagnant.
Children’s sports coaches are underpaid, under qualified and often unappreciated.
The telltale signs of burnout … and what to do about them.
Methods used to get athletes to their peak would be unacceptable outside of the stadium, but success papers over a lot of cracks.
Just because you were good at sport does not mean you can coach without furthering your qualifications and experiences.
Olympic athletes play an important role within the sport-for-development agenda. But because they both inspire and lead, coaches may be better placed to assume that mantle.