CEYC Sponsors Sports Conference Hosted by St. Norbert College and Green Bay Packers

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The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching (CEYC) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the conference jointly hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, “A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport & Society in America”!

This exciting conference will be held from May 22 through May 24 in Green Bay, Wisconsin! This conference is a distinctive, intimate and affordable three-day event that provides opportunities for sports academics and professionals working in sports-related fields to network and share their expertise about American sports. Registration is now open through April 20, 2012!

The conference features Keynotes and Speakers including MLB Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer, Milwaukee Brewers VP and General Counsel Marti Wronski and Packers play-by-play announcer Wayne Larrivee! CEYC executives will also be speaking at this event!

To register, learn more about the conference or see a schedule of events, please visit today!

CEYC’s Dr. John E. Mayer on “The Changing Behavior Network” w/ Dr. James Sutton!

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Follow the link below to check out CEYC VP Dr. John E. Mayer and Dr. James Sutton discuss today’s crisis in youth sports on The Changing Behavior Network! This is a fantastic segment that touches on some sensitive topis with a number of excellent suggestions. Tune in:

(The Changing Behavior Network website)
(Direct link to Dr. Mayer’s interview)

Dr. Mayer On The Need For Coach Training & Certification (CBS News)

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CEYC Vice President, Dr. John Mayer, appeared on a CBS Chicago local news segment by Dorthy Tucker regarding the need for and importance of coach training and certification. Take a look at the video clip and story at the link below!

The Role of Volunteer Youth Sport Coaches in Reporting Abuse

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Check out this interesting article from the Hartford Courant on the role of volunteer coaches in reporting abuse in youth sports.

If liability in reporting abuse would deter a volunteer coach from coaching youth sports teams, then as a parent, I wouldn’t want that individual coming in contact with my child in the first place.

This is a prime example of what the Center for Ethical Youth Coaching seeks to establish. Accountability across the board for adults that are in contact with children via youth sports. Is it too much to ask that these coaches take some time to learn proper reporting and further their knowledge of how to effectively coach youth? In any other position, a professional would go out of their way to further his/her knowledge base or increase their credentials. Why should it be any different for adults working with children in a volunteer/professional capacity. The simple answer is: IT SHOULDN’T.

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