Resources for Coaches

Resources for Coaches

Athletic coaches play an extremely influential and unique role in the lives of young men. Because of these relationships, coaches are poised to positively influence how young men think and behave, both on and off the field. Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is the only evidence-based prevention program that trains and motivates high school coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills and that violence never equals strength.

As we see in Audrie & Daisy, Charlie comes to his own realization about the positive influence and impact he can have on the young men on his little league baseball team.

Charlie describes overhearing some of the boys on his team making inappropriate comments about a girl.

Charlie’s response:

“I said, all right, we’re having a powwow now. And I circled everybody up. And I was like, here’s the thing guys. I’m here to teach you baseball. But this isn’t the kind of stuff I accept. This isn’t what I’m about. If it’s what you’re about, that’s fine, but that’s not what WE are going to be about. And you’re more than welcome to take yourself out of here.”

Charlie’s action and response are perfect examples of how Coaches can stand for far more than just teaching a sport. He realizes he can help shape young men’s attitudes and views about women and girls by voicing his values and expectations of their character as a part of his team.


For more information on how to leverage sports to develop young male athletes into leaders that stand for mutual respect and healthy relationships, visit

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