High School Soccer

PED Disconnect: Holding the Mirror to Ourselves

Last week I was interviewed in regard to ethics and PEDs. I am ethically against them, but we can save that conversation for another time. Later the day of the interview, a woman reached out to me on the social media and said that it was a silly argument as the “pharmaceutical industry” had taken over sports and that everyone who plays sports cheats. She admitted she did not like sports or professional athletes in general. I thought a great deal about the interview and the comments above. Something was […]

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Why the NFL had better (ethically) care about your 9 year old

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 At the risk of comparing apples to oranges or soccer balls to footballs, I will cite a few statistics and try to make an ethical point or two. According to statistics from U.S. Youth Soccer, in 1990 about 1.6 million kids registered for soccer; from 2010 to the present, about 3.0 million kids register annually for soccer. These aren’t the kids playing soccer, but the new ones who have registered. There are currently about 13 million kids playing soccer at all levels. Between 2010 and 2012, Pop Warner football saw […]

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Early Roots of Bad Sports Ethics: Marion, Indiana Soccer

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           The recent madness associated with the NFL has put the spotlight on the unethical and criminal behavior of professional football players. From reports in the media we might be led to believe that when an athlete makes it to the professional ranks, he or she suddenly develops unethical behavior. We maintain that a lack of good ethics and making poor choices can start very early on unless training and reinforcement of that training are in place. At first glance, the following may seem like a high school prank by […]

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