Sara Slattery – NCAA champion, former collegiate cross country coach, and co-author of HOW SHE DID IT – encourages parents of young athletes to stress multiple sports over specializing to build athleticism and lay the foundation for greater success
Former elite level swimmer Kim Fairley – the second woman to receive a full scholarship for swimming at USC and author of SWIMMING FOR MY LIFE – shares tips for parents and coaches to help athletes battle loneliness and social isolation
Prosecutors in California filed charges against a youth soccer coach arrested twice this month, first on suspicion of engaging in multiple sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl and one week later for allegedly possessing child pornography. The 39-year-old faces 12 felony counts — including committing lewd and lascivious acts, oral copulation, unlawful sexual intercourse upon a minor in addition to possession of child pornography, court records indicate.
A woman ambushed a youth softball umpire in the parking lot and sucker-punched her after a game in Mississippi. The umpire got a black eye and the woman who was accused of assaulting her was handcuffed, arrested and charged a short time later.
A jury found a former volunteer gymnastics coach guilty of five counts of child molestation after he inappropriately touched at least five young girls. The victims and their families sobbed with emotion and relief as the court clerk read the five verdicts after the jury had spent over five and a half hours deliberating.
A cheerleading coach in Florida is out on a $30,000 bond after his arrest on accusations of child molestation by multiple victims, according to the Clermont Police Department. The 39-year-old coach was taken into custody at his home by police on a warrant for his arrest for multiple counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on victims aged 12-15 years old. Three victims have come forward so far.
An Eastern Kentucky city banned scorekeeping and championship tournaments for its T-ball league and imposed a zero tolerance policy for verbal assaults after adults fought during a game.
The Stanton Parks and Recreation Board on Tuesday announced the new changes for the city’s T-ball games for 5- and 6-year-old players. No changes were announced for other youth baseball programs. The new policies were adopted because an argument between coaches and game officials turned into a physical altercation in the middle of the field during the tournament finale.
Videos from the game appeared to show coaches from both teams get into an argument. One coach appeared to throw his hat down before another man came onto the field, started shoving people, and took his shirt off.
Additional videos showed more adults joined in the altercation. There was a loud argument with spectators. A coach later said on Facebook that the dispute started over a bad call.
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