Part of the problem of homophobia at the high school and youth levels is that coaches don't have the best tools to deal with homophobia when they see or hear it. So it's fantastic that Soccer America sat down with one of the foremost experts on the subject: Openly gay author and high school soccer coach Dan Woog.
Woog offers insights on the impact homophobic slurs have on teens, whether teenage athletes should come out to their teams, and tips on how coaches should handle overt homophobia on their teams and what they can do if they recognize deepening depression in one of their athletes. Woog also talks about the impact on youth soccer of former Major League Soccer player David Testo's coming out.
Read the whole interview here.