I will likely be the starting center for the Wheaton College men’s basketball team this season. However, the honor of starting for the basketball team is not nearly as important to me as it once was. More than the honor of awards and the glory of personal recognition, I can now appreciate what basketball has taught me about myself. I have learned that I crave competitive environments, even ones where I am not the most gifted or talented. My basketball experience has also taught me to enjoy intense preparation and working with a team toward a common goal, even when there is little personal reward or recognition to be found.
Continuous dribbling drills to develop your ball handling skills will make you an indispensable part of your team, as big men typically can't dribble the basketball as well. Because you will have the ball in your hand for a majority of the game, your coach will rely on you to be the leader on the floor at practices and during games. Leadership does not come in sizes and often cannot be coached, so displaying the ability to run the show will greatly improve your game.(Blake, Chris. " How to Use Shortness to Your Advantage in Basketball. "LIVESTRONG.COM.
Don’t you want your favorite team and professional coaches to have better experienced players? Coaches always want the best players they can get! Students who play college basketball should be required to graduate college before going on to the NBA because of jobs, commitment, and experience. First, if the NBA doesn't work out for athletes they are stuck without a job.
Sports are used to grow from the basic skills you already have, if they’re just using the sport for trophies, what’s the point. For example, basketball has tons of skills to learn such as sportsmanship, being a good teammate, and not hogging the ball. What’s the point of going in a sport if it’s just to get trophies, according to CNN kids shouldn’t get trophies for everything. The pros about giving a young athlete a trophy is making them happy and proud. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
This is unfortunate for parents and children who still seek the purity of what the original organizers intended. In my opinion professional sports has become more about entertainment and marketing than team building, good sportsmanship, and rational problem
A coach’s biggest job is to teach kids to play team sports. As a Head coach you never ever want to lose the trust and faith of your players. If the players don’t believe you will lead them to victory then they won’t want to play for you. Another huge responsibility as a head coach is teaching your players to do
But in Reardan, my coach and the other players wanted me to be good. They needed me to be good. They expected me to be good. And so I became good” (180). Basketball symbolized hope and development basketball is what helps the author express his message or helps him develop his message.
For instance, Junior had made the varsity basketball team for Reardan. He was considered their secret weapon. Then, for his first game he had to play against Wellpinit, his old school, and had to see all the people who were ashamed by him. Junior had said to himself during the game, “But, no, I couldn’t do that. I couldn’t foul him.
As an athlete in one of these clubs the insanity of the work out, practice, game, and traveling is a complete start to a college athlete life. These coaches are also more serious about not only the game but their athletes. In the article “Ex-College Coach Explains Why High School Sports Should Die” in Forbes Len Stevens states that “Club sports can provide better opportunities for scholarships, but they can’t replicate that feeling of playing for something bigger than yourself.” They might not be able to replicate the feeling of playing for something bigger such as a league or state title, but if you are a serious athlete and you want to take your career somewhere club or AAU is the way to go. Yes, AAU and Club teams do cost more money than playing on a high school team but these athletes have the skill and passion more about the sport than most high school athletes.
The stress can get so intense, it feels paralyzing. That’s why it is important than ever for schools to invest in their athletic programs,” states the sports article “Should Schools get rid of Sports.” Schools should keep their sports programs because they help improve academics, help improve mental and emotional health, and improves social skills like being on a team. Schools should not get rid of their sports programs because they help with student’s academics.
Just like playing varsity basketball, attending West Point is not for everyone. Our coach always reminds us that a basketball player is not like his peers: to be successful, he must make certain sacrifices. Regarding anything prestigious, including attending West Point, coach’s statement applies. Whether it is sacrificing sleeping in or giving up the typical social life of a high school or college student, integrity and discipline are the most important qualities to finding the success one desires. To be an above average student or athlete or soldier, one must do what average will not, ranging from abstaining from dessert to skipping the party.
This scandal stained the University of North Carolina 's reputation and instead, brought in poor publicity. Too many coaches are permitting their players to skate through their schooling. A Sports Illustrated Article “ College athletes already have advantages and shouldn’t be paid” Written by Paul Daugherty discusses the many advantages athletes have compared to other non athletes. Daugherty makes a point of stating “You will have tutors and study tables.
He explains the students aren’t hired to play the sport and they are going to a college to receive an education (95). He points out that student athletes tend to choose a school based on their past success in a particular sport and paying them would result in the students making profit on their past success (99). This is a great example why the paying process would be problematic. Since the title IX federal regulations are required, the payment for female and male athletes would have to be equal and not discriminate females (97). Meshefejian states “ The college experience, a student-athlete’s educational experience should be about more than just dollars and cents”
When he discusses his feelings over the basketball game against Wellpinit he describes the event as one of the most important days of his life. Although he admits he is terrified to play he feels he needs to measure up to the expectations that have been imposed on him. He mentions, “I guess that’s what it comes down to. The power of expectations” (180). Even as his father clarifies he is probably a “yucker” because he does not want to play, Junior convinces himself otherwise by saying,“ it didn’t matter one way or the other, I guess.