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  • Every Coach Needs
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    When I think of coaching I think of practice planning, game planning, scouting of offense and defense, choosing my starters, little things like that. All of those ideas are valid, but that's not the whole picture. There is a lot more to coaching than planning for a practice or a game. Many times a person who would like to coach an inter school athletic team has little or no preparation to teach sports skills and techniques. The only qualifications is often the person's participation on his or he...
  • Coach Kraus
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    Coaching Decisions Tim Harris Eng 102-17 Paper #1 February 5, 1997 705 words On December 20, 1996, Granite City's girls' basketball coach, Chuck Kraus, appeared to be agitated during the halftime conference with his players. After minutes of yelling, he began to use profanity. Five minutes later, he picked up bench and threw it across the locker room. Assistant coach John Moad tried to settle Kraus down, but he failed. The coach pushed him into the lockers and tossed chalk into his face. This ha...
  • Method Of Cognitive Sport Psychology
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    Sport Psychology To fully understand sport psychology, we must ask ourselves two very important questions, first, what is sport psychology and second, who is it for? Put in the most sim-pale way, sport psychology can be an example of psychological knowledge, principles, or methods applied to the world of sport. ' Two psychologists, Bunker and Maguire, say sport psychology is not for psychologists, but is for sport and its participants. ' (Murphy & White, 1978: 2) However, it can be argued that s...
  • College Athletes
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    Where is the Athletes Cut? College athletics are a billion dollar industry and has been for a long time. Due to the increasing ratings of college athletics, this figure will continue to rise. It's simple: bigger, faster, stronger athletes will generate more money. College Universities generate so much revenue during the year that it is only fair to the players that they get a cut. College athletes should get paid based on the university's revenue, apparel sales, and lack of spending money. I bel...
  • Athletes And The Coach
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    Over the years, the debate on whether or not to pay collegiate athletes, specifically Division 1, has increased greatly. With athletes bringing in millions of dollars to their respective schools, many believe it's time to make a change. The debate has been ongoing since the 70's, maybe even earlier, but it really came to the attention of many in the early 90's, specifically 1995. Marcus Cam by, a basketball player for the Toronto Raptors, admitted he took money and jewelry, from somebody who wan...
  • Athletes Compensation For Their Hard Work
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    Athletes are dominated, managed, and controlled. They do not receive a wage compensation for their contribution to economic returns. Athletes are sometimes mistreated physically and mentally; and denied rights and freedoms of other citizens. The debate over whether or not to pay collegiate athletes, specifically Division 1, has increased greatly. Many people believe college athletic associations; such as the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Associations) treat college athletes unfairly. Colleg...
  • Proper Taper From My Coaches
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    Athletes throughout the United States have so much devotion and dedication to their sport than anything else in the world. For most people their sport comes first even over their families and school. In order for me to enhance in the sport of swimming, training had to be my number one priority, and school and family was no where in my mind. Competing as a swimmer at Conference Championships representing Golden West College to try and earn a spot on the State Championship team was my major goal f...
  • Two Prominent Lady Gator Volleyball Coaches
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    Through the evolution of associations and legislation, the restrictions of women's athletics lifted and created equality in athletics between the sexes. In addition, Dr Ruth H. Alexander, Weiss, and Lawler are responsible for the establishment and success of Lady Gator athletics, specifically volleyball. Marilyn McReavy, with a career of 156-100 at UF, and Mary Wise whose reign includes 58 straight home wins lead Lady Gator's volleyball to a prominent standing not only in the SEC, but also in th...
  • African American Athlete
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    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION This study will examine the overall affect on society, as well as the historical aspect of the integration of African-Americans, into sports in the United States of America. This study is also designed to discuss and or break down any racial stereotypes involving African-American athletes. Most importantly, this study will also examine the progression that African-Americans have made on the field as athletes and in corporate America as well. The overall affect that integra...
  • Athletes In Developing Competition Strategies
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    Psychological Skills Training What exactly is Psychological Skills Training and for a coach or instructor, what advantage is gained by its implementation? In other words, why bother? Psychological Skills Training (PST) is typically more comprehensive than a few short sessions with a few simple interventions that a coach or instructor might suggest. PST usually integrates cognitive and relaxation techniques in a more encompassing approach to mental training and as a complement to physical trainin...
  • Specific Mission Of The Ncaa Enforcement Committee
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    NCAA infraction committee and the payment of sports athletes This paper is about the issue of paying college athletes and how the NCAA has formed a committee on infractions to deal with violations of coaches, agents, and unethical actions of administrators in the intercollegiate sports world. The following are some cases that the NCAA has been taking to reject the idea of paying college sports athletes and reviewing major infractions. In this report I have outlined the NCAA's purpose, resolution...
  • Race Coach Sherman
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    I chose to observe the practices at Cuesta College for Track and Field. I primarily focused on the distance team with Matt Sherman as the coach. When I arrived at the first practice I observed Coach Sherman talking to the team at the beginning of their practice. He was going over what they should focus on during their first track meet, which was coming up. His positive attitude stood out the most. He put his emphasize on having fun. He stressed the importance that they work as hard as they can t...
  • 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...
  • Shin Weight Exercises
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    CROSS-COUNTRYVsSwimmingby Charles ThurowSecond Period During the cross-country season, I developed a bad case of shin splints so, I went to the trainers office to find the best way to take care of the shin splints. Vicky, the sports medicine specialist told me to go to the weight room and do the shin weight exercises. So, everyday I went to the weight room and did shin exercises. However, when the swim team is in the weight room their coach kicks me out. His only argument is that I am not one of...
  • Coach's Behavior And An Athlete's Scholarship Status
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    The topic that I wanted to do research on was the effect of a coach's leadership style on an athlete's intrinsic motivation. I also wanted to find out how an athlete's scholarship status has an effect on their intrinsic motivation. I think this topic is important for the field of sport and physical activity to investigate because everyone in this field should be familiar with how a coach's leadership style and an athlete's scholarship status effects the outcome of an athlete's intrinsic motivati...
  • College Athletes
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    Chad White May 8, 2003 Dr. Mancini Philosophy and Principles of Coaching Critical Issue Paper Paying Athletes for Play The big payoffs for the NCAA basketball championships and the football bowl games sometimes lead observers to conclude that collegiate athletes should be paid. This critical issue has rekindled the emotional debate over whether college athletes should be paid and whether the NCAA is providing fair compensation for the performers in its grandest athletic spectacle. There has been...

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