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Notre Dame hosts coaching ethics conference

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The University of Notre Dame hosted a coaching conference Friday called, Play Like a Champion Today, "Coaching for Character." The purpose of the conference was to develop an ethical framework for the role of the college coach in higher education.

Director of Growth for the Play Like A Champion Program, Lynn Kachmarik, says this conference is the first of its kind, and can help coaches use ethics to help grow as teachers.  "We are talking a lot about the power of a coach, and there is such great power," Kachmarik said, "but there also can be detrimental [effects] if they are not getting that ethical education that some of our coaching organizations are not providing."

Co-Founder For The Alliance of Women's Coaches, Celia Slater says coaches can effect lives for years to come, and they want to make sure it is in a positive way.  They are using this conference to think of ways to help not only coaches, but athletic directors and student athletes.  "It is a lot of looking from the coaches prospective, of how can we help them," Slater said.  "How can we give the student athlete a voice, if that coach isn't so nice or abusive."

Over 60 coaches and athletic directors came from all over the United States to take place in Fridays conference.
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