December 28, 2005

Coaching Boys into Men

The folks at the Family Violence Prevention Fund are working to . . . prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence. They have some wonderful Man-Making tools that will help adult men to coach boys into young men who understand the issues of violence toward women and to help them escape some of the messages in today's music and media.

One page of their website titled Coaching Boys into Men. Whether you are an actual sports coach or not, this page has a simple but powerful formula for both teaching boys directly about violence prevention issues and for helping you walk the talk by making sure you're informed and being a great role model.

They have also produced an educational resource section called Coaches Corner. A boy's sports coach serves as a powerful Man-Maker in any young mans life. Sports not only fills countless developmental needs for young males, but the coaches position of power allows him to set the values and rules of his "tribe" of boys. The highly detailed information in Coaches Corner will help any coach to use his transformational role to the best possible advantage.

"There is only one thing more satisfying than helping a young man become a great basketball player - helping a basketball player become a great young man."
John Thompson, Sr.
Hall of Fame Coach, Georgetown University

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