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How Can a Coach Deal with Unfair Play and Cheating?

Research conducted by the Marylebone Cricket Club and the Cricket Foundation charity discovered that many children feel under pressure to cheat. How do top coaches and role models in the sport broach the topic of unfair play and discourage cheating?

A survey has revealed that an alarming number of children feel under pressure to cheat because of what they perceive as their ‘win-at-all-costs’ environment.

The research, carried out by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Cricket Foundation charity, suggested that around a quarter of those who responded to the survey believed that their teammates would cheat frequently if they could get away with it, while one-third suggested they would feel no remorse if they won by cheating.

Consider

  • How do sports coaches react to these alarming statistics?
  • What responsibility do they have to manage cheating? 
  • And what education processes do sports have in place? 

 

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