We teach young athletes that violence never equals strength.
Napa Valley College, American Canyon High School
How to get connected
Call or email Coach Bailie
NEWS About Sports teaches Napa County youth athletes, coaches and sports teams that violence never equals strength. NEWS About Sports is a program of NEWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Services.
Long Service Description
Sports play an important role in shaping our culture and can take a critical role in preventing sexual violence. NEWS About Sports focuses on the positive influence of sports in the lives of children and young adults participating in athletic programs across Napa County. Our proactive approach cultivates healthy individuals, teams and communities using evidence-based violence prevention education. We teach young athletes that violence never equals strength.
We believe coaches can play an influential role in the lives of young athletes. Because of this unique relationship, coaches are poised to positively impact how athletes think and behave on and off the field. Whether in talks with the team, practice sessions, game days, or simply casual conversation, coaches have numerous opportunities to teach early and often that violence has no place in relationships.
NEWS About Sports staff are certified trainers in curriculum proven to increase protective factors against violence for athletes of all ages and genders. Our staff provides coaches with the tools they need to address critical topics with their players and empowers athletes to model healthy, respectful behaviors for their peers.