Any good Coach will tell you a well-placed time out can be a game changer.
Clearly now is the time to call a time out for ALL School Administrators, ALL Coaches and ALL Student Athletes! (actually all students)
This tragic incident involving a female student who was raped by multiple student athletes is yet another example of how a lack of awareness and a lack of accountability at the individual-level is going to have life-long effects on multiple students, multiple families, multiple School Administrators and many others.
Innovators like Athletic Directors Gil Cloud and Mick Wilson at Tulsa Public Schools have taken the lead. They are ensuring all athletic coaches and staff do not lack awareness or accountability at the individual level, and in turn making sure student athletes are also accountable for their actions and conduct. http://www.tipsprevent.com/Awareity-PR-TulsaAD.pdf
As the new school year is starting, we hope all Athletic Directors follow the lead of Tulsa Public Schools and see the importance of calling a time out to make sure their coaches, staff and student athletes are aware, accountable and equipped to make a life changing or life-saving contribution.