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How An Athlete Can Act As An Upstander

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Randy Nathan (@CoachRandySays) is the President/CEO of Project NextGen and known nationally as an edu-tainer. Coach Randy is the author of “Bullying in Sports: The Injuries We Don’t See” and is a sports bullying expert. He has presented at Fortune 500 companies, school districts, youth sports associations, camps, teams, as well as state and federal government agencies.

In this video, Nathan encourages athletes to act as upstanders by applying their leadership skills both on and off the field. He stresses that coaches need to teach inclusion, and eliminate exclusion, to prevent kids from being targeted and teased. Being an upstander means being respectable and allowing for everyone to be part of a group.