Poor sportsmanship and bullying have been articles of concern in the media. This alarming situation led Rebekah Clark, a local licensed psychologist, owner of Clark Counseling Service, and a member of the Character Coalition's Faith and Ethics Committee, to prepare a brochure for parents and fans.
Working with Chad Dopson of Prattville Leisure Services, and Jeffry Keith of the YMCA, a brochure was developed to advise parents how to act at sports events and how to encourage children to have a positive attitude, without bullying and harassing others. The brochures will be available to parents when their children sign up for sports and other recreational activities.
Ms. Clark, Chad and Jeffry, who serve on the Character Coalition's Family Committee, realize that sports can teach the foundation of good character, but it is up to the family to lead the way by demonstrating good character themselves.
"What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player."
John Wooden, legendary basketball coach.