The girls' soccer coaches at North Attleborough, Massachusetts High School have resigned after a practice drill caused "confusion and concern" for some players.
The resignations were announced by the North Attleborough School District on Thursday afternoon. WJAR-TV reported that at least four coaches resigned. Their names have not been released.
The release did not say what actions were taken, only that it involved a drill instituted by the coach at a practice held on Sunday. The school district said it investigated and found that the situation "did not reflect the core values of the District."
Varsity head coach Glenn Pasquel said in a statement emailed to WJAR that he feels the drill was misunderstood.
"While, in my view, I have done nothing illegal or immoral. I certainly don’t want to be a distraction to the players or the soccer program at the High School," the statement said. "Unfortunately, my good intentions of using a motivational exercise that I saw have been misinterpreted by some."
The district said it is in the process of filling the coaching vacancies so that the soccer program will be able to continue.