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OC 16 Team Spotlight - Aug. 18th 2015

OC 16's feature about how the Coaching Boys into Men program is teaching the student athletes of Aiea High School's football team about respecting women and girls and how to be better members of the community. - Oct. 20, 2014

Football is an emotional, aggressive sport and players are taught to play through the whistle and to be tough. But when the lights go out and players step off the field, how do they make sure that aggressiveness doesn't permeate into their personal lives— whether at home or in their own relationships? - Sept. 9th, 2014

Ed Flores, Executive Director at Ala Kuola, joins Steve on the couch to talk about some of the programs his non profit promotes; Flores and Ala Kuola, utilize the program "Coaching Boys into Me" to teach coaches and players how to manage aggression on the field and control it once the final whistle blows. - Sept. 8th, 2014

Ala Kuola Executive Director Ed Flores says, "That's their Sunday hero. A lot of these athletes emulate what they see, emulate these professional athletes so it's a huge issue."

Coaches can use Rice as teachable moment, saying if an "american idol" assaults a woman, he loses respect as a player and man.

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