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How Integrity Learned in Youth Sports Helps in Later Life

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Acting with integrity will help you throughout your life. At Positive Coaching Alliance, we believe sports is a unique environment to help develop moral character strengths of honesty, courage, responsibility, empathy, fairness, and respect. Once established, these qualities will propel you to making the right decisions in almost any situation.

Coaches and parents can play a role in enhancing this type of learning for athletes through sport, but ultimately it is up to the individual to make the tough decisions and act appropriately. As this story attests, those individuals who can answer a tough ethical question without hesitation are more likely to leave a positive impression on those they encounter. Athletes will face interview questions like this in their future, and they should strive to be the type of person who can answer with integrity.

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