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The Soul of Youth Sport

The Soul of Youth Sport

June 15 – 17, 2014


Test Your Legal Knowledge: High School Athletics
and the Law




1. Students and staff in Catholic schools have fewer legal protections than do students in public schools. TRUE


2. Athletes can never be left unsupervised. FALSE


3. Most bullying of athletes occurs online. FALSE


4. Coaches should keep student/athlete confidences.

MAYBE (Depends upon the nature of the information shared.)


5. Every student has a right to play sports. FALSE


6. A certain amount of verbal abuse of students is expected and acceptable from a coach. FALSE


7. It is never legally advisable to touch students. FALSE


8. If a student is complaining of pain, the coach should use his/her judgment about administering over-the-counter medication. FALSE


9. Coaches and staff can be held liable for student harassment. TRUE


10. If a student has a doctor’s clearance to play, he/she must be allowed to play. FALSE


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