Experts warn coaches that their actions may be misinterpreted if they:
Touch a student when there is no educational or safety reason to do so.
Give students rides home after games or practices.
Invite students to their residence for team socials when parents aren’t present.
Favor one student above another in terms of time and attention.
Communicate with students more than needed or outside of the coaching arena.
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