Coaching Rhetorical Analysis

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Coaching Controversies : (What goes on behind closed doors?) Teammates. Friendships. Wins and loses. All these are related to one word : Sports! The one thing most young children love to be a part of when growing up. Plus, when you have a fun; supportive coach on your side that makes it a lot easier on them! “A complete team is having everybody on one accord, including the coaches!” (Smith) Most coaches are seen as role models to their young athletes growing up, but what happens behind closed doors that might lead people to think otherwise? This essay is going to stress three major points : How Little League/High School Coaching can ruin a young athlete’s spirit or dreams; different times when coaches throughout history have been in controversial …show more content…

However, is there such a thing as overly passionate? We all know that one coach who is a always riled up and energetic when he is coaching his team. That in itself is not a problem at all. It becomes a problem when the coach starts trying to live his dreams through his students. Some students are just playing for fun and the experience, and coaches have to learn how to deal with that! Having their athletes workout at a young age every once in awhile isn’t that big of a deal, but everyday, that’s overdoing it! Young athletes generally have high spirits and big dreams, but having a coach who only criticizes them and never lifts them up can easily demoralize anyone 's dreams! Magic Johnson said this quote, “All young athletes need is a little hope, and someone who believes in them.” (Johnson) I agree with that 100%, because most coaches can’t see how their coaching tactics are tearing down their athletes instead of building them up because it’s never been brought to their attention. However, there was one situation where a coach was being overly aggressive towards the players on his team, and even after being told to stop he still didn’t change his …show more content…

People think it’s so easy to forgive and forget; but what if you’re one of these parents and that was your child? Then would it be so easy for you to just “forget”? What most people fail to remember is parents feel just as abused as their children do. Now you may say ‘They’re just overreacting’ or ‘That doesn’t make since’. But Put yourself in the parents shoes; you put all your trust and money into these coaches and colleges, and what do you get in return? A phone call home from your child pouring out to you how the coach you once trusted, is now seen as a threat because you found out he/she is physically, emotionally, or mentally abusing them? Just think about how the parents whose children were involved in the Penn State Football scandal felt. It was revealed that “On November 4, 2011, a grand jury report was released containing a testimony that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young boys over a period of 15 years. Officials at Penn State purportedly failed to notify law enforcement after learning about some of these incidents. On December 7, 2011, the number of victims increased to 10. On July 22, 2012, Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of 45 out of the 48 criminal counts related to child sexual abuse. Fourteen are first degree felonies.” (Library) Just try to imagine how these parents felt when they found out their children are being raped by this man who they were supposed to have trust in! “This mishappening cost Penn State

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