About 400 coaches from across the Carolinas are in Charlotte Thursday for a seminar from a national group working to try to reduce cases of domestic violence.
The half-day seminar is called “A Call to Coaches: Your Voice Counts,” and organizers say it is meant to give coaches resources they need to help promote respect, non-violence and healthy relationships with their players and, hopefully, prevent abusive behaviors.
The training, which is being held at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, is being attended by coaches from middle and high schools, colleges, universities and communities leagues from across North and South Carolina. Similar events will be held this year in Baltimore and Seattle.
“Coaches often are one of the most critical role models young men have,” sportscaster James Brown said in a news release on the event. “So it’s important that these influencers know how to use that influence to teach their players about what it means to be a man of character.”