Developing a coach’s philosophy that puts the needs of the athlete first, provides a foundation for success for that coach and for the athlete. Diefenbach and Lauer (2009) suggested that coaches should develop a coaching philosophy that embraces goals commonly related to youth sport, which include the personal and social values associated with, and the life skills that can be learned from, participation: character,
The first key communication on a basketball team is between the coach and the players. According to Jill Prudden, a former high school basketball coach and the author of Coaching Girls ' Basketball Successfully, communication allows the coach to explain a play to the players and what role each player will have in it. Besides discussing plays, communication allows each party to give feedback to one another. Prudden expresses how both positive praise and constructive criticism helps both the coach and players to make improvement in communicating with one another. She encourage her players to reply by saying “two points” for any praise she give them and “rebound” for every criticism. As well, she expect the players to express any concerns,especially
“In the United States, about 20 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities” (Lucile Parkland Children’s Hospital). Children and their parents are sacraficing much of their time and money with youth sports. With kids starting at such a young age playing such intense sports it is increasing the amount of injuries that occur at younger ages. With the intensity increasing, children’s time is decreasing. These children have no more time for themselves or with their families. Going along with the children’s families, the parents of these young athletes are spending large amounts of money to make their kid the best and go onto the professional league. The families of these children not only spend hundreds of dollars, but also are one of the top reasons youth sports have become so intense. They have been more involved and effect the child’s performance. These sports programs are causing mental and physical damage for these developing kids and the intensity of parents and coached have made it even more overwhelming.
Around 45 million children aged 6-18 play organized sports in the United States; each dedicating their time to becoming the best in their league. This pressure to be the best comes from everyone that surrounds them; their parents, coaches, and even teammates push them to give their all. However, in recent years, there had been a heated debate about whether these sports are becoming too intense for young, developing athletes. Many argue that the competition of organized sports places way too much pressure on the shoulders of young athletes, and can be mentally and physically harmful to developing athletes. Others argue however, that sports help to teach young athletes the values of discipline and hardwork. Although youth sports place a large
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Although communication is regarded as art of sending a piece of information from one entity to another, it is perceived differently as far as discourse community is concerned. Essentially, the way communication takes place discourse community one needs to have a better understanding of certain terminologies and certain values in order to be in consensus with what the rest in that discourse community are discussing or to generally conform to that community. With regards to discourse community about soccer sport team, an individual needs to be familiar with the team he/she is supporting and be able to generally have a good understand of this sport in order to be in this community. The jargons used and the rules of in this discourse community must also be understood and used when one joins it. Additionally, one needs to be well informed about the hierarchy of the soccer team he/she is supporting and its history. Finally, one needs to
Ethical issues discussed in this book include: cultural emphasis on winning, discrimination against genders and kids with disabilities, and the high dropout rate of sport. These issues have been discussed on different levels throughout our class and I believe that our main focus should be on parenting. Once we control the actions of the parents, along with the win-at-all-costs mentality, the other things will begin to dial down and more opportunities will fall in place for those who are discriminated against. The actions of the parents will have a positive effect on their children, their coaches, and will lead to an overall centrally focused youth sports
Greg Bach, the author of the article “The Parents Association for Youth Sports,” is the communications director for the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) in West Palm Beach, Florida. This organization’s goal is to increase awareness of the negative impacts parents’ actions have on children competing in sports and aims to make youth sports more enjoyable. According to Greg Bach’s article, parents whose competitiveness is out of control can cause emotional trauma to their child (Bach 16). The emotional trauma evoked is a result of the parents yelling at the pitcher, coaches, and umpires child (Bach 16). Often when the child is put in this situation they feel uncomfortable, scared, embarrassed, and pressured to meet the expectations of his or her parents (Bach 17). If the child does not meet the parents’ expectation, he or she may become depressed. Greg Bach claims that the hypercompetitive parents transform what should be a rewarding and an enjoyable experience into a negative experience. Because of the negative experience they had in little league baseball, for example, the little league pitcher may not have any future intentions of playing in organized sports (Bach 16). Therefore, the children are deprived of the enriching childhood experiences of friendly competition and the skills sports may give such as teamwork, leadership, and responsibility. Parents need to apply less pressure on their young pitchers in order to make little league baseball as fun as they experienced, instead of hurting him or her
Nowadays, according to the various kinds of sports events, fans of each sport event seems likely to apply different rules and attitudes to the players of the each event. As looking at the story of ‘The Richard Hockey Riot’ and ‘The Soccer Team’s Apology Letter’, the players in both stories also used different ways of apologies as to the characteristics of the events. A team or a player, who broke the rules of each sport event, attempted different ways of apologies on the recipient for the apology, the level of the apology, and the effect of the apology.
Sport managers are responsible for the moral decisions that govern an organizations behaviour. An individual must understand that certain decisions may be right or wrong when it comes to situations in life. Since the 21st century, sport has developed an increase in talent, many individuals choose to make unethical decisions to benefit themselves. It is also important to allow every individual an equal opportunity to be a part of a sports team unless reasons exist otherwise. When choosing a team, evaluation should be based on skill, personality, and prior behaviour. Gender and race should not inhibit any decisions made. Since sport management is involved with the business aspects of sport, it is important that ethical issues are handled in a proper manner. Ethics in sport adversely affect a sport manager 's career. Some prominent ethical issues that
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There are two to four million coaches throughout the United States. Less than 20% of these coaches have received any type of training (Anderson, 2012). Most youth sports coaches around America have parents as the coach of the team. This can be a problem due to the favoring of playing time and a lack of training as well. Athletes need to be trained and coached by individuals who are going to make them better both on and off the court. This is where the training of coaches comes into play. From a parents perspective the individual that is coaching their kid is very critical to the process. For example, one in every four coaches is considered less than good as seen by parents of the athlete (Aleshire, 2003). In an observational and interview
Sports provide opportunities to explore and develop young athletes. Young athletes can identify themselves apart from playing sports through connecting with others and building new relationships
Coaching is not an easy term to define. American College of Sports Medicine maintains the following
‘’with athletes who are not meeting performance objectives or demonstrating the correct behaviours’’ (Difficult Coaching situation, University of Missouri 2006). A coach can come across to an athlete that’s has his own way of thinking this can be a perplexing task to complete it’s crucial to communicate with players and there is nothing worse than a player that has his own way of taking actions. It pays to have some insight into the sports community and to improve your communication knowledge it is never too late to get thought more. In coaching environments, a coach has much to teach but more time he does this by transmitting information, although we all could receive as well as transmitting many coaches are more skilled at transmitting rather than taking messages in.