NORFOLK - Students and coaches gathered at the Norfolk Senior High School on Thursday to learn about sportsmanship and leadership in school activities.

The 2019 Nebraska Coaches Association Sportsmanship and Leadership Summit made its third stop in northeast Nebraska with a focus on social media and how it effects student athletes and teams.

Hundreds of students from around the region attended to discuss these issues with their peers.

Executive Director of the Nebraska Coaches Association Darin Boysen says issues like this are important for high school students to learn in the modern age.

“We're really trying to teach kids some core values of what the power of activities, particularly sports can have. So obviously sportsmanship is a huge part of it. But one of the core things that were looking at is trust and a social media piece." Boysen says.

This is the 20th year the Sportsmanship and Leadership Summit has made rounds across the state; stops this year included Alliance, Kearney, Norfolk and Lincoln.

Sponsors of the event include Concordia University and the Nebraska National Guard.