Teen Athletes Struggling with Depression

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association found through a recent study that higher levels of negative emotional states are being reported by student-athletes in high school. They stated that while parents and coaches are often the best to remedy the situation, they can also make it worse. Today’s trend in high-school…

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Teen Scores a Win for Transgender Athletes

Three years ago, transgender Canadian teen Jesse Thompson filed a human rights complaint against his teen hockey league. Thompson identifies as male, but his league would not allow him to use the boys’ locker room. This outed him as transgender to his teammates and led to him being bullied. Now,…

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Student Athletes and Social Media

Student athletes are no different than other teens and young adults in their social media use participation. However, they may arguably be held to a higher standard given their visibility and how reputationally and fiscally important sports and athletics are to most schools and universities. While most student athletes are…

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Coaches, Student Athletes, and the Misuse of Social Media

With each new year, coaches are increasingly dealing with the challenges of social media. This can include inappropriate, unethical, and even illegal student-athlete conduct directly or indirectly related to their online communications. Recently, some schools are even mandating that informal or formal monitoring of students takes place by coaches, but…

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