“In sport and in life values and attitudes are as important to winning as are strength and endurance.”
-John Thompson III, Head Coach Georgetown University
In 2012, Coaching Boys Into Men underwent a rigorous three year evaluation in Sacramento, California funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The study found that athletes who participated in the program were significantly more likely to intervene when witnessing abusive or disrespectful behaviors among their peers, and were also more likely to report less abuse perpetration.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it 100 times. I firmly believe that CBIM brought my team together to where it is today.Phil Conley, High School Basketball Coach; Portland Press Herald
Now if a boy says something demeaning to a girl, people will walk up to you and say, ‘Boys to men.’ It really influenced a lot.Chris Worthey-Reed, High School Football Player; Sacramento Bee
Everybody got into it. If felt like it changed the whole team chemistry.Conner MacVane, High School Basketball Player; Portland Press Herald
We need more movement in this positive direction. More coaches need to model behavior that says being a gentleman and a letterman aren’t mutually exclusive.Charles Blow, Columnist; The New York Times
Why isn’t CBIM - and other programs like it - required for every high school in America?M.L. Carr, Former Coach of the Boston Celtics; The Huffington Post
CBIM is a nation-wide program implemented by far-reaching communities of coaches, athletes, educators, leaders, and violence prevention supporters advocating and inspiring young athletes to value respect.
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