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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…

Prof. Abrams Writes About Sports for Children With Disabilities, and About Countering Fans’ Verbal Bigotry During School Games

Since 2011, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 250 essays on New York-based www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. Several of these essays – including his two most recent ones – concern societal issues in sports. The first recent essay, Trends in Sports: Giving ALL Kids a Chance to Participate and Have Fun, explains how youth…

Professor Abrams: “Women as Boys’ Varsity Coaches”

For the past ten years, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 300 essays for leading youth sports websites. In a recent essay, he urges public high schools and middle schools to “consider, and indeed encourage, head coaching and assistant coaching applications from women as well as men.” Consideration and encouragement should extend to boys’ teams as well as girls’…

Professor Abrams Urges Including Persons With Disabilities in Youth Sports

For the past ten years, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 300 essays for leading youth sports websites. His most recent essay, Lessons From a Player and a Coach Who Have Overcome Disabilities, tells the stories of a 14-year-old Texas high school football quarterback and a 30-year-old California junior varsity head coach. The player competes on racing blades because when…

Professor Abrams: “Through Sports, Title IX Helps Influence Children’s Early Perceptions of Gender Equity As a Virtue”

In his latest column on the sports blog www.askcoachwolff.com, “Through Sports, Title IX Helps Influence Children’s Early Perceptions of Gender Equity As a Virtue,” Professor Doug Abrams writes that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 encourages development of positive attitudes about gender equity by enabling girls and boys to cooperate and respect one another in sports programs. Professor Abrams…

Professor Abrams: Title IX Is “One of Congress’ Most Significant Recent Contributions to Public Health”

For the past seven years, Professor Doug Abrams has written more than 200 articles on www.askcoachwolff.com, a leading national youth sports website. His latest article, “Title IX’s Impact on Youth Sports: A Giant Step Toward a Healthier Nation” concerns the positive nationwide impact of Title IX on gender equity in school and community sports leagues. Professor Abrams writes, “By dramatically…

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 Urges High School Athletes to Unite Against Racism

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written more than 200 columns on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. In Professor Abrams’ latest column, “Teams United: When School Players Counter Fans’ Slurs,” he notes reports of a nationwide increase in fan racism and bigotry from the bleachers at high school sporting events. He urges teams, supported by their…

Professor Abrams Writes About Sports For Children With Disabilities

Professor Douglas Abrams has written more than 200 full-length columns since 2011 on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading sports websites. Some of these columns discuss the roles of youth athletes with disabilities. Professor Abrams’ latest column tells the story of 15-year-old Mac Reed. As first reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Reed plays on Kirkwood High School’s junior varsity…

Professor Abrams Blogs About Sports For Children With Disabilities

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written more than 200 blog columns on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. He frequently discusses equal opportunity for youth athletes regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, family financial circumstances, religion, or disability. Links to his prior columns appear on pages 19-38 of his CV. Prof. Abrams’ latest column is “The U.S.…