"Most coaches treat their athletes with respect, but bullying is clearly a problem," says Dr. Kody Moffatt, a pediatrician in Omaha who is on the executive committee of the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Moffatt goes on to say, "It happens more at the elite levels of the game."
So, when and how should parents intervene?
In this segment, Dr. Moffatt discusses the warning signs your child's coach may be too aggressive, and what steps you can take.
And, if you're a parent who coaches children's sports, Dr. Moffatt offers guidance on how to encourage and inspire young athletes without going too far.