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Professor Abrams: Youth Sports Programs Should End Using the Name “Midgets”

For a generation and more, various youth sports programs in the United States and Canada have used the name “Midgets” to identify some age divisions or individual teams. In his latest column on www.askcoachwolff.com, “Youth Sports Organizations Should Retire the Name ‘Midgets’,” Professor Doug Abrams writes that, “The time has come to retire the name ‘Midgets’ from national, state or provincial,…

Professor Abrams: Enabling Youths with Disabilities to Play Sports

Professor Doug Abrams writes a regular column on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading sports blogs. The columns concern safety, legal, and ethical issues in youth sports. Professor Abrams’ latest column urges teams and leagues to increase playing opportunities for children with disabilities. “Sports done right enables children with disabilities to learn, enjoy healthy lifestyles, hone their social skills, and…