Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Distance: 5K Run / 2mi Walk
When: Today, July 16th; event starts at 6:30pm
Where: Cumberland Park, West Lafayette (location of the WL Farmers Market)
Registration: No Pre-Reg. Reg at time of event only.
Cost: Wabash River Runners Club members - free; non-members - $3
Membership: Annual costs $12/individual, $20/couple, $25/family
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
From Human Kinetics...
Bullying and Hazing
Bullying is an act of aggression by someone or a group with the intent of harming a person either physically or psychologically. Bullying may occur by hitting, threatening, intimidating, teasing and taunting, and name-calling, or by more subtle attacks such as spreading rumors or encouraging others to reject the person. Bullies target individuals whom they perceive are weaker or more vulnerable.
Hazing is any action or situation created by a group to intentionally produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule among those wishing to join the group. Hazing is a form of bullying, but the two differ in the following ways:
1. Bullying excludes the victim from a group whereas hazing is a ritual imposed on a person who wants to join a group.
2. Bullies often act alone or in small groups, but hazing commonly involves an entire group or team.
Hazing can take many forms, including the following:
You’ve likely heard a lot about bullying and hazing in the media of late. In one survey, 42 percent of 6th graders reported being bullied, with 14 percent being injured from bullying. Today the Internet is frequently used to embarrass, humiliate, or harass individuals through messages or video—what’s called cyberbullying. Hazing is no less frequent: 48 percent of high school students report some form of hazing. Many experts suspect that the occurrence of bullying and hazing is far more pervasive than reported because victims are embarrassed to report what occurred or are fearful of retaliation should they do so.
Some coaches tolerate bullying by older or more prominent athletes on the team. “Boys will be boys” is their attitude, and we should add that “girls will be girls” because hazing is common among girls, although less so than with boys. But even mild bullying may result in unseen but substantial harm to the victim. Bullying often leads to depression when a victim can’t see a way out, and depression can lead to suicide in extreme cases. As a coach of character you must have zero tolerance for any bullying on your team.
You should also have no tolerance for hazing. After decades of darkness, hazing of athletes by athletes is being recognized as serious misbehavior. In the past, coaches often saw hazing as part of a ritual to build team cohesiveness, and condoned or even encouraged such practices. But hazing is contrary to the moral values of the Athletes’ Character Code we have considered in this chapter. As a coach you should recognize subtle and outrageous hazing practices for what they are—the mistreatment of fellow human beings. Incidents such as the following are demanding that coaches take an active role in preventing hazing:
So what can you do to prevent bullying and hazing among your team members? See Successful Coaching, 4th edition, for seven action steps.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
From the official event Facebook page:
Happy July Boilermaker runners! We are 16 weeks out from race day, which means it isn't too late to start your training program. Make 2014 count and register today!
The website is here: http://purduehalf.com/
Don't forget that if a training group is your thing, the City of West Lafayette, Parks Dept and Performance Running have team up again to offer professional coaching.
More information is available here: http://www.myperformancerunning.com/p/register-for-upcoming-classes.html
Last weekend was one of THE big weekends for USATF and for some great runners. The Youth Outdoor Championships were held in Bloomington, IN and the full-on, elite Outdoor Championships were held in Sacramento, CA. Take a minute and click through using the links below and check out some terrific performances.
Friday, July 4, 2014
RT @ATLtrackclub: This just in....@runmeb beat his goal and passed 22,780 runners at today's @ajcprr! Donate at http://t.co/obYhgnxDzL #mebpassedme #ajcprr
RT @ATLtrackclub: This just in....@runmeb beat his goal and passed 22,780 runners at today's @ajcprr! Donate at http://t.co/obYhgnxDzL #mebpassedme #ajcprr (via Twitter http://ift.tt/1lFrMcq)