Girls Basketball Coach

~45 minutes

Sample the Simulation

A parent at the high school where you are the school leader goes to a school board meeting to complain about the way the girls’ basketball coach is treating the players on the team. You must decide how you address the parent’s concern and the alleged behavior of the winningest coach in school history.

Key characters include: an alarmed parent of a basketball player, local newspaper reporter, diligent superintendent

Trade-offs to consider:

  • Addressing a parent’s concern and risk losing the winningest coach in school history

  • Admitting that you dropped the ball early on with the parent, and losing credibility with your superintendent

  • Keeping confidentialities, while giving the impression that you are hiding or ignoring a problem

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