Thumbnail Image for Article 16444Examples of Our "Coaches" Commitments
Posted Date: 11/30/2017

This is one example of the Coaching Boys into Men lessons our student “Coaches” will practice.


This training will help athletes: 1. Recognize the consequences of their behavior and how their language and conduct reflect on themselves, the team, and others. 2. Accept responsibility and hold themselves accountable for their actions. 3. Recognize they have a responsibility to listen and believe the experiences of women and girls.

Warm Up

Last week we went over  some of the things I expect you  guys to be responsible for, such  as getting to practice on time, working hard, and respecting each other. I also want you guys to be accountable for your actions. You are the person responsible and accountable for everything you say and do – in sports and in  your everyday life.

Ask the Players 1. What does it mean to be responsible for your actions on the field? 2. How do your actions off the field represent the team, your school, and your community? 3. How do you hold yourself accountable off the field? 4. How might we help each other be more accountable? 5. What does it mean to listen and believe what women and girls say?

 Discussion Points & Wrap Up • Be a team player. This means respecting your teammates, displaying good sportsmanship, and being in control of your own actions. • You reflect our team, our school, the community, and your family and friends • Accountability means holding yourself responsible – and that is something that you, and only you, can do. • One thing we’re going to focus on this season is that there are real consequences for yourself and others when you don’t treat people with respect. • As males, we must also acknowledge females’ experience - even when we might not agree or think it’s right. We have a responsibility to talk through their concerns with respect. 


Coaching Boys into Men® is a program of Futures Without Violence, a non-profit organization that works to end violence against women, children, and families around the world.