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  • Type Of Athlete
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    Different Types of Athletes Between the indifferent and the protestor, we find a marvelous creature called an athlete whose species is varied into many different types; the marshmallow, the jelly bean, and the rock. Athletes can be found everywhere- in the classroom, locker room, the gym, the thick of the game, and in church. Places people will not find athletes are up late, in bars, missing church, in trouble, or being disrespectful to his elders. An athlete is made of wondrous stuff. Athletes ...
  • Players On The Team
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    Paying College Athletes If the colleges are going to pay their athletes, the pay shouldn t go over $50,000. I think some athletes might end up getting used to the real world if they had to manage large sums of money, to pay for their cars, college, and even a house. For some it might be bad, like if the money went straight to their head. It might end up getting them in trouble. And some, might get agents to get the best contract, so then the agent would stay with him or her right into the pros, ...
  • Mind And Body For Peak Performance
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    Why does one athlete excel when another performs far below his or her potential What separates a winner from a loser How can a person use their mind to improve every aspect of their game Sport psychology is a relatively new science that is only now becoming familiar with athletes and coaches alike. It strives to educate athletes and to answer questions like these. Scan the books and magazine articles that are emerging on today's sports scene and you ll find a new focus for training athletes... a...
  • Tragic Lack Of Support Professional Team Sports
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    Kate Round's author of "Why Men Fear Women's Teams", explains the many reasons why women's professional team sports have not succeeded in the United States throughout the past years. Rounds specifically states in her article, "The lack of support goes beyond economics, to sexual bias and homophobia", (Rounds, 44). Rounds has definitely brought up a subject with many reasons blamed for the tragic lack of support professional team sports. Rounds points out that professional men's sport teams grab ...
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias
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    Mildred Ella Didriksen was born June 26, 1914, in Port Arthur, Texas. Her mother, Hannah Olson, was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States in 1908. Her father, Ole Didriksen, also from Norway, came to Port Arthur in 1905 and worked as a sailor and carpenter. Through her adult life she was known as Babe Didrikson, taking the name "Babe" from the sports hero Babe Ruth and the spelling of her last name, Didrikson, to emphasize that she was of Norwegian rather than Swedish ancestry. Afte...
  • An Athletes Secret Of Success
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    Vince Lombardi says, "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand". A dedicated athlete puts forth their all by fully devoting themselves to their sport. They always try to give one hundred and ten percent before, during, and after practice. Athletes achieve their success knowing they worked hard to attain it and can truly say they accomplished something that makes t...
  • Main Function Of A Sports Agent
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    People have been entertained by sport since before the gladiators in the Roman Coliseum. In the 20th century, the publics' passion for sport consumes more and more of their free time. As sports figures became internationally recognized, athletes began to realize their need for professional representation. Thus, sports agents were born. The field of sports agents has grown since then into an enormous field. Agents now deal with every aspect of an athlete's life. Agents can be considered professio...
  • Winning Record
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    Vince Lombardi, most likely the best coach to ever lead a team to victory or multiple ones on a football field. His ethics sometimes questionable, but never misunderstood, were always meant to lead and encourage his team to be nothing but the best, and the best was achieved in 1967. After nine incredible winning seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi decided to retire as head coach. The Packers had dominated professional football under his direction, collecting six division titles, five NF...
  • Athletic Teams
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    Teamwork is a huge factor in companies around the world. Most companies survive off of teamwork. Teamwork brings a sense of security, trust, and loyalty to employees as well as the employers. Without teamwork, morale can be lowered. If morale is lowered, then productivity could be lowered as well. Companies are aware of this fact, so they implement programs and activities to keep morale and productivity at its highest obtainable level. In athletics, you here a lot of coaches use the phrase, "The...
  • Division II These Programs
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    NCAA Division I, II, and Membership Criteria The NCAA is an organization that was established in 1906 to administer intercollegiate athletics. It enforces the rules for various sports and the eligibility criteria for athletes. The NCAA supervises athletic contests for about 80 national championships in about 20 sports per year. The NCAA has gone through some structural changes throughout the years. When the organization first started it had every team and conference on equal levels. It took a wh...
  • College The Ncaa
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    The NCAA: Out of Control Darnell Autry was a member of the Northwestern University Wildcats football team. He was a dedicated student and an All American running back. He was also a theatre major. So when he was offered a small part in a motion picture he quickly accepted. It was a non-paying role and he paid for his own plane ticket to Rome, where the movie was being filmed. However the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the governing body of college athletics, told Autry that he would b...
  • Team Player
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    Good coaching starts with recruiting. No matter what level you are coaching you will need athletes that listen and pay attention to what you are teaching them. Recruiting on the college level you want to get athletes that are coach able because these athletes have the potential to reach their peak performance. They are also more likely to allow a team to reach its peak performance than to hurt the chemistry of a team. Athletes that want to learn and better themselves and wont do things that will...
  • Good Sportsmanship
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    Catching the Spirit The American Heritage Dictionary defines sportsmanship as, "an act in which one abides by the rules of a contest and accepts victory or defeat graciously". All those in athletics are not the only ones who need to be good sportsmen. It must also be required by coaches, cheerleaders, fans, and school administrators. Two years ago, Morningside High School was in our junior varsity tournament. Since they traveled so far to be in our tournament, we treated them very well. We provi...
  • Team And The School
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    TAAS Writing Dear Editor, Recently while reading the paper, I came across this topic "Do schools place too much importance on sports programs" Well, being a fellow athlete I understand how some people may think that "star" athletes get special treatment and in some cases they do, but they are given the extra help for a reason. The good athletes are the ones who make the teams win and without them you have a losing team that has no support from the students, faculty, and fans. So, here are a few ...
  • Our Money To Professional Athletes
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    Amazing, ground breaking and shocking". Those are words to describe the inflation in contracts in the world of sports. As player salaries increase higher than gas prices, the quality of the teams is down. It seems as though the only reason professional athletes play is for the money. It's like a race to see who can manage to get the largest amount of money. I believe athletics are only a game, so why should athletes get paid so much? Television stations sometimes try to promote some athletes. Th...
  • Team Coaches And The Athletic Trainer Work
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    Athletic Training Definition of an Athletic Trainer An Athletic trainer can work for high schools, colleges, universities, and also for professional sports teams. Athletic Trainers prevent, examine, and treat injuries of athletes. Before and after games and practices they also treat minor injuries such as wrapping bandages around sprang ankles or wrists or spray an antiseptic on an knee that has an abrasion. Trainers do not work alone, they work with the team coaches, physicians, and the equipme...

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