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Professor Abrams Writes About How High School Coaches Can Fight Racism Among Players and Fans

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written nearly 300 essays on New York-based www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. Several of these essays – including his most recent one – concern societal issues in sports. His most recent essay – “High School Coaches Teaching About Racism” – concludes “that words and actions can sting, that interscholastic athletes…

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…