Negligence in Coaching Case Study by Write Fine

Negligence in Coaching
A look at the tort of negligence using three court cases for illustration.
# 112209 | 1,170 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2009 in Law (Civil) , Law (Tort) , Sport (General)

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This paper discusses the tort of negligence as part of the American legal system, focusing in particular on negligence in coaching. The author gives three example court cases where coaches were put on the stand, accused of negligent supervision, and negligent instruction and then highlights the law governing this area of negligence with these examples. The paper also analyzes when facts of a case demonstrate improper supervision. Since analyzing cases of coaching negligence is a grey area, the paper cautions that parents and students are obliged to understand the possible consequences of participation in sports.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cotten, D., & Wolohan, J. (2003). Law for recreation and sports managers: Fourth edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
  • Neish, M. (1996). Tort liability in high school sport. Retrieved April 30, 2008, from Bnet Business Network Web site:
  • Wyrwich, T. (2008). Jury rules district wasn't negligent in North Mason High School pitcher's lawsuit. Retrieved May 1, 2008, from Seattle TimesWeb site:

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