Coaches and Athletes to Take the Pledge to End Underage Drinking
Talk It Out NC is expanding its current pledge
program to include coaches and athletes. The relationship
between a coach and their players is unique and can offer an excellent
opportunity to talk about the effects of underage drinking.
The Coach/Athlete Pledge encourages coaches to
create a supportive team environment that does not include alcohol. It also
includes a promise to help an athlete when in trouble. The athlete promises to
lead by example and support other teammates who choose not to drink. This
pledge program is a tool for coaches to help their athletes be their best
Our Talk It Out campaign has been endorsed by high school and college coaches in North Carolina. We are heavily involved with the North Carolina Coaches Association and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Having the endorsement of college coaches carries even more weight with young people.
As you can see on our YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/TalkitOutNC , coaches such as Mack Brown, Mike Fox, Mike Krzyzewski, Elliott Avent, and others have offered their support. We would love to have yours as well.