Figueroa’s framework Interpersonal Level of Figueroa’s framework explores the influence that interactions with others have on equity and opportunities to access physical activity. The interpersonal level is divided into five main sublevels, family, peers, teachers, coaches and role models. The aim of this investigation is to discuss whether I am effected by family, peers, teachers, coaches and role models on an interposal level or individual level. During this section of work I will be talking about how I am affected, when, why and where I am effected. Professor Peter Figueroa developed a set of 5 levels to investigate the issues surrounding access, equity and equality in sport and physical activity.
The Beneath the Armor of an Athlete by Lisa Whitsett, is about a book that shares her great experience as she stepped into the wrestling career. While the story, there are few elements that I found parallel which I had previously learned from last class. Self-talk is the repetitive example that had been brought in her story while becoming a wrestler. Toward the beginning of the novel, Whitsett explains are experience inside the sauna that changed her. During her time inside the, sauna almost every player had given up because of the atrocious heatwave yet she didn’t quit because she talked herself into enduring the pain.
Athletic Training goes way back to the 20th century in the Olympic Games. Football had become a national sport in the United States. With all the rough play, hard hits, and concussions, everyone knows how violent the sport can be. “The 1950s brought about the National Athletic Trainers Association, which included trainers from Japan, Canada, and the United States (“NATA History”). Approximately 200 trainers participated in the first meeting that was in Kansas City.
Sports business, a field of business that peaks every sports fan’s interest in majoring in. On November 20th, I attended a faculty lecture at 3:00 with Michael Mokwas and John Eaton pertaining to sports business. Going to the faculty lecture, I was curious of what I was going to learn. I thought that the lecture was going to go to tell me what classes a sports business major has to partake in, but the lecture mainly focused on what careers evolved from a sports business major. John Eaton informed everyone about the connections he knew.
Throughout my life I have had many experiences, obstacles, and people that have somehow affected me along my journey as an athlete. Sports might seem like just a game to some, but it is in fact much more than that. The obstacles I have gone through and lessons that I have learned in sports has shaped me into who I am today. I honestly cannot say that when I was very young, that I came to any realization that sports would be such an enormous part of my life. It was more like I had always known, and I never thought to question it.
Wow Aleina that sounds interesting, a family all involved in one sport. I am not a big sports fan, but having boys I try to get involved as much as possible. I told myself when my boys start sports I would be a team mom as well. However, my fear is one of my boys get hit the wrong way or I think the coach does not call the right play and now I am on the field.
On Thursday our class was lucky to have an accomplished sports writer, Cee Angi come into our class and speak. She spoke not only about her article on the legendary Vin Scully, but also gave us great insight on what it is like to be a sports writer. After reading her article multiple times and listening to her speak it brought me to think of my favorite radio broadcaster in all of sports, Tom Hamilton. Growing up as a kid, my Dad would always watch games with the sound muted and instead would turn on your stereo system and tune into WTAM 1100. I used to always question it, but he would always just say "This is how a game is meant to be heard."
There has been an ongoing debate on whether or not athletes should be considered role models. A main trigger to this debate was when Charles Berkley said, “I am not a role model. Parents should be role models. Just because I can dunk a basketball, doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” when he took part in a Nike campaign back in 1993 (Dobie, 1).
Before anyone ever cared where I would play soccer, I was a 16 year old kid from Burnaby hoping to make it big. I have had the opportunity to have been coached by people who have been able to play soccer professionally. Many people have scrutinized me as a hardworking kid with ambitions to be the best, while others have viewed me as an individual who would never make it to the top due to the lack of talent I had. I was cut from teams, looked down upon, and I almost gave up. After making it up to the BCSPL division, I was part of a team which had many provincial players and ex-whitecaps.