Book: A Coach’s Guide to Hazing Prevention

Authors: Timothy C. Marchell, Norman J. Pollard, R. Brian Crow, Janet P. Judge

This comprehensive guide provides invaluable and easy-to-use tools and tips to help prevent hazing in sports. It is ideal for anyone in intercollegiate and high school athletics and includes practical guidance on:

  • What hazing is and how it occurs in athletics
  • Practical steps you can take to prevent hazing in your program
  • The reasons teams and individuals haze and ways to overcome them
  • Checklists, action plans, discussion guides and tools for prevention

Since hazing results from multiple factors, effective prevention requires us to implement multiple strategies. This guide covers:

  • Leadership and Culture Change
  • Positive Team-Building Strategies
  • Education and Support for Everyone Involved
  • Policy, Enforcement, and Reporting Best Practices



“This guide provides practical guidance to help us in taking steps to prevent this serious and pervasive problem. It is an essential resource for intercollegiate and high school coaches and administrators.” 

— Paul Lucken, Director of Athletics (retired), Slippery Rock University