thought that a coach is to stand up for what he or she believes to be true and right. Developing an athlete-centered approach to coaching, will allow coaches to make ethical and moral decisions for the well-being of their athletes, and create opportunities for success at all levels of an organization.
In 2016, there are a plethora of challenges facing professional, college, and high school athletic departments. According to Howard and Crompton (2014) the recession of 2007-2009 had a substantial impact on the sports industry across all levels. Professional sports are challenged with providing affordable tickets to games as “total attendance dropped for three of the four major leagues from 2007 to 2011” (p. 9). The “overall financial state of intercollegiate athletics is grim” as collegiate athletic departments struggle to control soaring cost (p. 55). High school sports are also struggling financially as they attempt to maintain deteriorating facilities, remain observant to Title IX spending requirements, and provide the needed resources,
When it comes to domestic violence and sports team’s players, the sports team does have an ethical responsibility to decide the player’s fate. The sports teams are put in an ethical dilemma as to whether it’d be better for the team to keep a player despite what they did or just lose them. This can be seen in the MLB right now with the Yankees, the Dodgers, and Aroldis Chapman. Chapman “has been the subject of domestic violence allegations” and so “the Dodgers reportedly passed on such a trade because of the allegations.” The Yankees did the opposite and acquired Chapman because of his record breaking 105 mph fastball. Debating who made the right choice is based on one’s own
How do you make a kid a good baseball player? According to Mike Matheny who wrote “The Letter That Went Viral”, it is not hitting home runs, or being the fastest baserunner, it is about being a good sport to one another. Hustlin and not losing focus are qualities of good sportsmanship. In this inspirational essay, we see a coach shifting the focus on how it is good to have a lot of sportsmanship. I agree with Mike Matheny that if you want to be a good baseball player, you need good sportsmanship. To show this is true, consider the body paragraphs of characteristics of a good sport, and being a good baseball player.
“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.
To do this they have to be confident in themselves and others. Sports take a lot of time and dedication, but with numerous amounts of practices, athletes are able to succeed as a team. On and off the court, they have to trust in themselves and in their other teammates. Through athletes, peers can have a better understanding of believing in themselves and others. This is one way athletes are forced to be role models. Not only do they tend to work well with others, but also are able to be better problem solvers. Student athletes are expected to be leading and dedicating individuals.(4)
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
Professional athletes are exactly that, professionals. As professionals in their career choice, they are entitled to earn as much as their talents and opportunities are able to afford them. They people inspire and motivate people in societies.
Good coaches are always known for their quotes. Coaches have that drive, same as their students, when it comes to sports. Sports are a big thing in the U.S. (United States) because so many people get hyped even if they are not in the game. Playing sports is almost like battling in a war especially in football. Without it he or she would be lost. Let’s face it, there could be more teen pregnancies if there were no sports. It almost keeps he or she checked, making sure that the individual won’t do something drastically. How could anyone live without sports ? I know couldn’t. Well...I actually could because I have God on my side but that is a different discussion. A famous football coach stated that, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”, which can be agreed through facts through sports, jobs, and life circumstances.
More adults and coaches need to go to training sessions that puts emphasis on the team sport rather than the score. The values learned in playing a sport that demands performance helps to groom a child for the future. Consequently, adults should be able to translate those values to a child so they understand exactly why they are playing. Even she credits the Little League for having workshops that deal with the ”educational theory” of team sports and “how to make practices more fun”. This should become a standard for all sports no matter what
“...he was able to mold our original team of awkward fumblers into the top team in our league.”(5). In the book The Chosen, by Chaim Potok,the gym teacher and baseball coach goes by the name of Mr.Galanter. He 's very military like and always comparing situations to World War II. Because he is a gym teacher and a coach, he 's a good leader for the young boys to look up to. Mr.Galanter 's compassion,encouragement, and leadership just a few of his good traits.
In conclusion, ethics in sport adversely affects a sport managers career. Some prominent ethical issues that sport management professionals deal with in the 21st century include discrimination, athletes in the public eye and drug use. The treatment of every individual should be appropriate. Their race and gender should not be a factor in the determination of a role on a specific team. Also, athletes must uphold a professional reputation, in and away from their respective sport. Inappropriate actions may inhibit the success of these individuals. Lastly, performance enhancing drugs create an unfair advantage when participating in a sport. These drugs may also affect an athlete 's appearance, and health. These are all common issues that sport managers face in the 21st century. It is the sport manager 's responsibility to make sure that these athletes uphold a professional standard and do not go down the wrong path. Today 's generation is highly versatile and will continue to come up with new advancements. Although there are many issues that sport managers may face, they are the best resources when dealing
Sports in today’s world have gained a lot of importance and there have been a lot of additions to sports in the form of new rules, policies the way it is meant to be played etc. Though many stringent laws are framed, implemented and monitored there are always some sort of issues in the way the sports activities are carried out. Regardless of the level of participation some of the players resort to unethical ways of winning the event.
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
Coaches play a unique role in the lives of their athletes as they are not only authority