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.
Written by John Knowles, A Separate Peace, acknowledges the issues regarding identity through its four major characters: Gene, who suffers a lack of selfhood; Finny, who loses his self in an accident; Leper, who feels overlooked by his peers; and, Brinker, who deems he must live up to his family’s expectations. Though the novel is expressed in Gene’s perspective, identity is the primary theme and touches on all four characters. Furthermore, the three articles, "Are you Having an Identity Crisis?", "Basics of Identity" and, "Authenticity and Identity" all further analyze the topic. Additionally, they amalgamate with the book to describe the insecurities of the characters.
Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak is an interesting children’s picture book. The main character is a little boy named Max, who has a wild imagination. He uses all five senses as well as thought and his actions to express his personality as well as how he reacts and interacts with his surroundings. Max’s id, ego and super-ego are greatly shown in this book through the way that the author has portrayed him. Not only is this book a children’s story, but it can also be perceived as a life lesson. Many people go through times in their lives when they make drastic decisions right away, such as leaving home. One may enjoy it for the rest of their lives or only for a little while, just like Max who felt lonely after having fun with the monsters. In this case, people end up going home to be with their family where they are not lonely, and can have more time before making a final decision of what should happen next in their life. Id, ego and super- ego is greatly portrayed in this
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
The demonstration of leadership qualities, such as an encouraging attitude and perseverance, often leads to success and leaves a lasting impact on others. Coaches of all sports play a significant role in the lives of athletes. For instance, one coach majorly improved the accomplishments, history, and values of an Ivy League basketball team. Duke University went from failing to one of the most successful NCAA teams in the time of one coach. Mike Krzyzewski is the coach that helped Duke University basketball obtain many achievements and is continuing to change history.
1. One of the most inspiring things in any athlete’s life is there coach. I know from personal experience. Every coach I’ve ever had has a had an impact on my life in a big way
In Chris Ballard’s non-fictional One Shot at Forever the underdogs, Macon “the Ironmen” baseball team, play a life-changing game in the 1971 Illinois State Championship game. This novel is mainly about a team with no hope of winning overcoming the odds and making it to the championship game. This novel is a true story. Most of the players on the actual Macon team have been drafted to the majors. One Shot at Forever displays a team who overcomes adversary, being grateful, and the power of friendship.
Galanter, Reuven’s baseball coach, is a great example towards his players through making wise choices and encouraging even if they are not playing well. He always makes the good decision instead of blowing his top and getting mad at his players. “Everybody off!” he shouted, not very loudly. “They want a five-minute warm-up. Hustle, hustle. Keep those arms going. Keep it hot. Toss some balls around behind home. Let’s go!” In this situation, the opponent’s team wants to practice on Mr. Galanter’s field, he does not yell or argue, but makes the best of the situation without fighting. Instead, he encourages his team and makes them keep practicing on other parts of the field. This instance should stand as a great example of wisdom not just to his players, but to
Characters exemplify great depth and dimensions through the course of their actions and choices. In the novel, The Chosen, Chaim Potok exhibits crucial messages and significant teachings through the intimate friendship between two boys from similar, yet different worlds. He utilizes David Malter, Reuven’s father, as a mentor who provides reasoning and patience. David Malter delivers sincere characteristics to portray his morals and virtues.
James Brown, a father of two and a wonderful man makes the most out of his time. The black, forest of hair embedded with a gray. The gray is acting as rebellion to the black hair, they are both trying to gain control. His icy stare behind his blue eyes show his sun beaten face. The normal outfit of a jeans and a gray shirt is a great way to pick him out of a crowd. However, he would never be found in a crowd. He is a great man, more than he would actually seem.
“Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, essentially revolves around the struggle of Jing Mei and her constant conflict with her mother. Throughout her life, she is forced into living a life that is not hers, but rather her mom’s vision of a perfect child; because her mother lost everything, which included her parents and kids, so her only hope was through Jing Mei. Jing Mei’s mom watches TV shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show, which gives her inspiration that her daughter should be like the people and actors. First her mom saw how on the television a three-year-old boy can name all the capitals of the states and foreign countries and would even pronounce it correctly. Her mom would quiz Jing Mei on capitals of certain places, only to discover that she would
Initially, the black athletes meet for the first time in the gymnasium where there is a sense of segregation and uncertainty. Instructions are given by coach Boone and his authority is laid down. The white athletes enter with their white coach and there is tension and doubt about their roles on the team. Coach Boone desegregates the athletes in an attempt to form a team.
Keeping the folders in their lockers so that it is easy access and locker room discussions can be more meaningful with notes on the opponents. Giving each member an assignment before the match will be meaningful to the athletes and a motivation to try and complete the task that was assigned to them. A great motivator for teams would be for the head coach to give his team a great pep talk in the locker room and to get his athletes pumped for the match.
In this assignment, the main terms of communication in sport coaching will be discussed positives and negatives will be described also the key terms will be talked about and explained. Diverse ways of communication methods that a coach use to put his words out will be highlighted in this assignment. Coaches talk, read, write and listen beyond their interaction with the players in coherent with this they spend time on the side line communicating with parents. As a coach, you need to have strong communication skills to effectively teach and train. Being a good communicator can guide a coach to obtain great rewards. Communication can be both sent and received and is an act of transmitting or expressing ideas, information, knowledge
In order to examine the learning journey of effective coaches, one must first review the literature that has been carried out previously. What is an effective coach? Côté and Gilbert defined effective coaching as “The consistent application of integrated professional, interpersonal, and intrapersonal knowledge to improve athletes’ competence, confidence, connection, and character in specific coaching contexts.” (2009, p.307). When exploring the learning journey of an effective coach, one must investigate the sources of learning, the content of learning and bio-pedagogical influences on a coach’s learning.