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When you're a coach of a team, regardless of what sport, one of the most important things to impart on an athlete is the sense of being disciplined and when you mess up, take accountability for your actions.

I think what's important is to define accountability:that is regardless of what actions you take, to take responsibility for your actions, and not to place blame on someone else or use an excuse.

Being accountable doesn't necessarily mean it has to be in a negative context, either. I would believe that if you do something well and you're recognized for it, then take responsibility for what you have done to get to that success.

Well, in an article I ran across on KGW.com which is a news website for the Portland, Oregon area, there was an article titled "Lincoln High Cheerleading Coaches Resign Over Code of Conduct." It was written by Eric Adams and Anne Yeager. Here's a link to the article .

The story is about high school cheerleading and to me that is one of the best times to teach athletes about taking accountablity when you mess up, or as mentioned before, if you do something well. 

Essentially, what happe...

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