Drug-Testing Volunteer Coaches

The Tennessee State Soccer Association–the state’s largest youth soccer organization, with more than 40,000 players ages 4 to19 and roughly 600 select coaches–has implemented a drug-testing program for coaches, making it the first youth soccer organization in the U.S. to venture into this territory. Have we really reached that point where the moms and dads who volunteer to coach youth sports are being drug-tested? Perhaps it’s a step in the right direction. Straightforward Approach Among the drugs that coaches will …


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One comment on “Drug-Testing Volunteer Coaches

  1. B. Leonard on said:

    Why would anyone object to being tested for ant or all those substances, would you want your child’s teacher to be using any drugs.Having been a coach for over 30 years I always tried to do the right thing, children look up to coaches sometimes more than their own parents. As players leave and go to high school and college I’m as proud as their parents. You know the old saying ” children are our future”.

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