During my senior year of high school, part of my management role was to run drills with the varsity team as well as the younger teams. I loved being able to help the players better themselves, motivate them when they were down, and cheer them on when they succeeded. Softball also influenced me in wanting to one day have my own team to coach, and even encourage my own future children to play the sport. So, they too can have dreams to chase, and one day have a “voice [that] will never cease to narrate/ The bittersweet scenarios of heroism”
Is taking a student’s passion away a motivation factor or just cruel? This is the question the “No Pass, No Play” rule poses. The “No Pass, No Play” rule is quite clear to understand: if a student is failing a class they are unable to participate in extracurriculars for three weeks. If they do not raise their grade by then, this treatment continues. This rule takes opportunities away from the future of our country: the students. Extracurricular activities teach valuable lessons to students that could be blocked off by the “No Pass, No Play” rule. Even if a student is failing, the teacher is supposed to help them which nullifies the purpose of the “No Pass, No Play” rule. The “No Pass, No Play” rule should not be in any schools. Students shouldn’t
The passage ‘Children need to play, not compete’ is a profound analysis of a variety of negative impacts that the competitive sports have on the life of children. Jessica Statsky is of the view that competitive sports have a far more negative effects on children than the benefits of it. The ‘adult standards’ that are unfit for the children, need to be eradicated from children sports as they are inappropriate for their better physical growth. These include all kinds of sports that are contact as well as non-contact. These not only influence their physical health but also deteriorate their psychological health. The author is also of the view that the high hopes of parents and coaches need to be lowered as well. These burdening high expectations can cause trouble to the innocent mind of the child. The author also claims that the rules,
Nothing hurts more than being excluded. I learned this the hard way my sophomore year. This is a story about my high school lacrosse team. Most of my friends are on the team so we’ve become very close after playing together since the seventh grade. We play lacrosse in the backyard almost everytime we’re together.
From a young age I watched the cheerleaders at football games in incredible admiration. All of the girls- in their sleek uniforms with pompoms in colors representing their school- captured my attention. I longed to be in their shoes one day, and I looked up to them. The cheerleaders claimed the spot role model to me for the majority of my childhood. I never realized that years into the future I would fill their shoes, and carry the responsibility of being the person little girls looked up to. I didn’t know back then I would come the tremendously frightening and honoring understanding of how much I could influence a young person’s life.
Naval Officer Robert Ballard once said, “Follow your own passion- not your parents’ not your teachers’- yours.” In today’s society, what a parent thinks affects what a child thinks. Children often values a parent’s happiness over their own. More than twenty-six million kids play sports around the world starting as young as age six. Forcing a child into doing a sport can damage a child’s well-being, physical-being and can cause them to not have any interest in the sport. Research has shown that children that are forced into sports can be affected negatively in a physically, mentally, and emotionally way due to parent performance expectations.
When I came across girls that refused to listen or try to advance their abilities when I would show them new techniques to pass the ball or serve, I felt I had failed as a coach to teach and encourage improvement in volleyball. I failed at teaching and motivating the girls to achieve a higher level of playing of volleyball. My goal as a coach was to help improve how the girls served and passed the ball to make them better players. I did not meet my goal because some girls did not improve their ability at serving the ball and passing the ball to the target, which were two of the main components I focused on. Their performance did not reflect the work and effort that I had put in to help them improve because they still maintained the same level of playing as the beginning of the season. I realized the goals the girls and I had were conflicting. I wanted them to advance their skills, while they were more interested in being social than trying to do their best athletically. These players chose not the follow through with the drills and adjustments that I had given them to enhance their
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
Because of my previous playing experience, I was asked to be the assistant of the fourth-sixth grade team. Even though I was the assistant, I ran all the practices and coached all the games. I loved this position so much I asked the headmaster if I could be the head coach of the middle school team. I absolutely am in love with all the girls on my team. Because all the girls are relatively new to the sport, they don’t have a high skill level but that is what I enjoy most. Because of their lack of experience, I get to teach them every little thing that I love so much about volleyball. They do not win very many games but it doesn’t matter to them or me because they are simply just enjoying the sport
Hello, I am De’Le’Shonte’ Harden but I go by De’Le’. As you know I have applied for the 2016 summer scholarship to gain the opportunity to experience a foreign land, culture, and identity. With my prior knowledge of the land and it’s culture I still find it difficult to connect on a personal level, this may be in part that you do not know who I am on a personal level. So please allow me to introduce myself.
Through my short time in Uganda, I have gain a great insight from class this semester that relates directly to my experience. For example, through my host family, practicum, or interacting with other Ugandans. It has been an eye-opening experience learning about a culture that I have never interacted with or experiencing going to a different country for the first time.
The shrill sound of his alarm clock broke through the pleasant dream Kazuhito was having. He tried to hold on to it by keeping his eyes closed as he grabbed around the bedside table. When he found the clock and turned it off, the images already started slipping his mind and all he was left with was the faint memory of a warm embrace and light brown hair beneath his fingertips.
I’ve never revealed this story to my friends. I was afraid of how my reputation could have been impacted if they had known about the conflict I dealt with. Typically, they’d joke around calling me “emotionless” and, saying I have never had to fight with myself because of this. Even today I can still be quite shy and reserved. However, thinking back to the memory that still shrouds my mind every once and a while, I still wonder what would have happened if I had chosen another path. Almost seven years previously from today, I made a decision that drastically changed my life.
My own personal experience began a few years ago as I grew up a boy who likes to play soccer each and every day after school as I was young. During this time when I grow, my parents were assisting to do what I like but they were providing guidance on what I should do and that thing that it must be social acceptable in the society. my mother bought me the soccer boots while I was in grade one, doing my first year at primary level so that I could play soccer, she did this because I was able to find balance between my school work and also playing time.
Experiences emerge in a myriad of forms and can be positive, neutral, or negative. Perspective, however, is the valuable aspect of experience that can alter life in an infinite number of scenarios. Lessons learned are not bound by nature and their interpretation is a time honored tradition of consciousness. They take place solely in the deep recesses of our minds. During my brief existence thus far, I have experienced much, but it is not until recently that I have begun to understand. This is best exemplified by Albert Einstein who once stated, “Any fool can know. The point is to understand”. Spanning from childhood to now, the lessons learned from my teachers have shaped me into the person I am today. Success can be attributed to both the effectiveness and failings of our role models. This model may be demonstrated through a variety of sources including the effective teacher, the poor supervisor, and the absent caretaker.