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Importance of Sportsmanship - Importance of Sportsmanship When you are on the field of play, it is vital that you remember to be very sportsmanlike, for numerous reasons. There are many spectators who come to enjoy the competitiveness and excitement of high school athletics and a bad sport can turn a good, hard-fought and enjoyable contest into an ugly, forgettable one. Cheap shots and verbal attacks on fellow student-athletes can forever taint a positive athletic career, and that is why it is vital that sportsmanship is emphasized from a very young age....   [tags: essays research papers] 608 words
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Sportsmanship - "One who plays a sport fairly and loses gracefully" is how The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines sportsmanship. What is a sportsman. The definition seems to have undergone a big change over the years. If children follow the example set by today's athletes, the definition would equal a sore loser. High school sports should be a fun way to physically express yourself as an athlete, but at the same time learn some of life's lessons, like sportsmanship, discipline, and respect. In today's society, winning comes before everything, but if winning requires neglect of good sportsmanship, then nothing is gained in the long run....   [tags: essays research papers] 1075 words
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Sportsmanship - Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is the character, practice, or skill of a person involved in sports. This includes the participant, the parents, the coaches, and all spectators. Sportsmanlike conduct includes fairness, courtesy, learning to be a good loser, being competitive without rude behavior, or experiencing any ill feelings toward the opponent. Too often in any sporting event, the purpose of the sport is forgotten. Winning has become overwhelmingly important to the adults involved. This attitude is inflicted on the youth....   [tags: essays research papers] 572 words
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The Effect of Sportsmanship and Motivation on Athletic Aggression - Abstract: The main objective of this experiment was to find what relationships threre are between sportsmanship, motivation and athletic aggression. There we three preset propositions that they anticipated for their theory: (a) self-determined sport motivation will be positively predictive of sportspersonship orientations, (b) sportspersonship orientations will mediate the relationship between self-determined sport motivation and athletic aggression, and (c) sportspersonship orientations will impact athletic aggression in two distinctive ways....   [tags: Psychology] 1121 words
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Children and Sports - Children who participate in sports are developing rapidly in sports skills, sportsmanship, and psychologically, but does this come from organized sports are just nature’s process. Children develop emotional and social benefits from participating in sports. Children experience character and leadership development through peer relations leading to an increase in self-esteem and a decrease in anxiety levels. Children will get opportunities to experience positive and negative emotions throughout their practice and games trials....   [tags: sportsmanship, peer interactions]
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The Transcendence of Cultural Barriers Through The History of Sports - Even though not every person likes sports, sports transcend all cultural boundaries because the history of sport dates back to the dawn of humanity. The ideology of sports transcending cultural barriers exists in the world today. As evident in the Olympics and several other sporting games across the world which unite a diverse culture range we can look at the empirical evidence as proof of such ideas. The impact of sports reaches much further than serving as entertainment or recreation. Some people argue the notion of cultural imperialism over cultural transcendence in relation to the history of sports....   [tags: Sports ]
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The Personality I Identify with from the Old Testament - Introduction The personality that I identify with from the Old Testament is David. I was drawn to this character because of his sportsmanship. The universal principles that I learned from him are hard work, perseverance, respect, and pride. These characteristics affect my view of the world, my work, studies, relationships, and life. This paper specifically draws from David’s actions towards Saul, when Saul was trying to kill him. What Draws Me To David My main draw to David is his sportsmanship towards Saul....   [tags: David's Actions Towards Saul] 1181 words
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Valuable Lessons Learned from Playing Chess - Valuable Lessons Learned from Playing Chess I began playing chess when I was only six years old, and have continued playing ever since. Chess has not only become a part of my life, but it has also taught me many of life lessons including sportsmanship, hard work, the importance of being methodical, and most importantly, patience. I began playing chess competitively at the age of eight, after my father hired a coach to teach me. Over the years I have worked with numerous coaches, from each of whom, I have learned different tactics that I have been able to incorporate into my game....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 447 words
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Effect of Sporting Activities on Teenagers - Teens participating in sport activities have become more active, however, this does not prevent them from staying out of trouble. These activities require lots of training and contain many games in the season. During the ages of thirteen to seventeen, many teens develop changes in their behavior and dreams of having their freedom. Teens who have behavior problems are affected the most and they would do drastic and dramatic things in these years. How does this relate to the argument that teens participating in sports still create trouble....   [tags: Teens, Athletics, Sports, Friends]
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Mixed Martial Arts: Violence or Discipline - This article is about the views of mixed martial arts, commonly known as MMA, on whether it promotes violence or discipline as it gains popularity among children. Kahn states, “In the 1990s, mixed martial arts was marketed as a blood sport… [However,] MMA is now promoted as a competitive combat sport and has crossed over to popular culture” (“Violence…”). In 2004, Gracie Tampa, an academy of MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, consists about 10 percent of children but now consists about a growing 50 percent of children....   [tags: cultural anthropology, enculturation]
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Response to Proposal to Cut Extra Cirricular Activities in High School - Response to Proposal to Cut Extra Cirricular Activities in High School Our principal recently asked for the student’s opinions on the “school cuts” proposal. This proposition proposes that all extra curricular activities be cut until the money situation improves as predicted in two or three years. What do you think of first when someone mentions the word school. Most kids, if asked, would probably say their basketball team, cheerleading squad, or the various clubs they may be involved in. For some kids these extra curricular activities may be the only thing productive that they do outside of school....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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The Audience for a Writing - 1) Who is the ideal or intended audience for this piece. The intended audience would probably be students (college, high school, maybe middle school age). It should be read by anyone who participates in sports in anyway. Include any parents of children participating in sports because many times those parents are the driving force behind the attitude of the child and the influence for the way the child plays the sport. 2) In what ways is audience important to the work. Audience is important because you need to know what level you need to be using to get your message across....   [tags: essays research papers] 441 words
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Not Excusable, But Certainly Forgivable - Serena Williams’ 10 second tirade in the 2009 U.S. Open tennis tournament may have cost her the semi-final match, but what is the lasting impression on her legacy (Ford 1). Sometimes during a sporting event, athletes let their emotions get the best of them. Their attitude is like a ticking time bomb, waiting to be set off by a bad call from the line judge, a good shot by the opponent, or a simple mistake made by the player. Many people believe athletes should be able to control their emotions and always exhibit great sportsmanship....   [tags: Celebrities] 910 words
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High School Sports - High School Sports In high school many kids often choose not to participate in extra curricular activities saying that there pointless or that only a certain type of person would do something like play football, or join the chess club. While this type of thinking may get some people through school and through life, can it really be looked at as being a healthy lifestyle. Today sports have proven to be a healthy outlet for students, in dealing with stress in the classroom at home and among their peers....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1309 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: I Am Very Smart - I Am Smart and Jewish (Is that Redundant?) As my application shows, I am an above average student in most areas. I have particularly excelled in mathematics, earning good grades throughout high school. When pondering about my future, I thought that I might be able to use math to be successful in business. So after my sophomore year, I decided to take some business courses with the goal of attaining a solid background in the field. High school, however, has not adequately prepared me to enter the world of business....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 584 words
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Sport Education - Sports Education is defined very simply relating to the title. It is the teaching of sports. This teaching may take place in the classroom, in the gym, or on the field. Whether you are teacher, coach, trainer, or a parent, sport education is something kids of all ages will be interested in at one point or another in their lives. The objective of sport education is to further educate students and kids in the world of athletics, and how this added knowledge can impact them physically, mentally, and emotionally....   [tags: classroom, teachers, coach, trainer]
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How Japanese Interment Camps Had an Impact on Children’s Views on Education - Gender roles and status portrayed different outlooks about how children felt in relation to their educational experiences while interred. Based on a variety of children’s letters that were written to their teachers, children seemed to enjoy their placement at the camps. The quality of the teacher’s curriculum impacted many of these children’s lives, where racial formation was not a problem to obtaining equal access to education because Americans institutionalized the structure routine. The practice of targeting Japanese families has led us to believe that children’s experiences in the camp were negative due to segregation and stripping from their identities....   [tags: Education] 699 words
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The Positive Impact of Sports on Academic Performance - Sports programs have been an integral part of all schools. They support the academics of the school and therefore foster success in life. These programs are educational and help produce productive citizenship. They help students experience and build skills that may help them in their future, like interpersonal and time management skills. Education may kindle the light of knowledge, but sports help to maintain the proper physique. Sports are also an important means of entertainment and a use for energy after long hours of study....   [tags: sports] 616 words
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Football's Place in American Society - Since its creation in 1869, football has been a major part of American society. Americans love the intensity and display of sportsmanship on and off the field. Every Sunday almost every television in America is tuned to CBS, NBC or FOX anticipating the opening kickoff for their favorite team. The National Football League, popularly known as just the NFL, is the largest professional American football league in the world. It hosts a total of 32 teams, each representing a state in the U.S. Some states are lucky enough to have more than one team representing different cities....   [tags: football, sports,] 572 words
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Maintaining A Complacent Outlook in A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Maintaining A Complacent Outlook in A Separate Peace by John Knowles During times of struggle, many people turn to different mentalities in order to deal with the problems they face. In the case of Separate Peace, by John Knowles, this mindset is one of living in peace and harmony. The main characters, Phineas and Gene, encounter strains on their close relationship by Phineas displaying this outlook. During the novel, World War II is raging and at the peaceful Devon School for boys there is a gloom knowing that many of the students and their friends could be drafted for the war at any time....   [tags: Papers] 619 words
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The Canterbury Tales: Applying Chaucer's Criticism to Modern Society - The Canterbury Tales: Applying Chaucer's Criticism to Modern Society It is not hard to apply Chaucer's description of the greedy doctor to today's medical system, nor is it difficult to find modern-day people with equivalent personalities to those of many of Chaucer's other characters. However, it is the institutions of his time as well as their flaws and hypocrisies that Chaucer is most critical of; he uses the personalities of his characters primarily to highlight those flaws. The two institutions that he is most critical of have lost much, if not all, of their influence; in many instances, the Church has only slight hold on the lives and attitudes of the people as a whole, and the str...   [tags: Sociology] 820 words
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Put the Fun Back into Youth Soccer -    Abstract:  Youth Soccer has recently evolved into a fiercely competitive arena.  More and more children are leaving recreational leagues to play in highly competitive select leagues.  While select sports are a valuable resource where children can learn how to socialize and  become self motivated, children who start at young ages, ten and eleven, can suffer psychological and physical damages.  A child's youth sporting experience is directly influenced by the attitudes, sportsmanship and behavior of their parents and coaches.  Parents and coaches who pressure their children to be the best and not play their best are responsible for the high teenage drop out rate.  By eliminating the "winni...   [tags: Youth Sports Essays]
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Parental Pressure on Children Playing Organized Sports - These days, there is too much pressure on children who participate in organized sports because of the unnecessary parental involvement they experience. A growing concern amongst those involved in youth sports is that certain aspects of parental involvement become detrimental to the development and experiences of young athletes. Early emphasis on winning, making money, and the disruption of education can exceedingly affect ones desire to further participate in a sport later on in his/her life. With more and more children participating in some sort of organized sport than ever before, there is a constant concern regarding the pressures kids are brought into to excel....   [tags: Sports]
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The Olympics: Politics, Scandal, and Corruption - ABSTRACT: The purity of the Olympics has been smeared by scandal, corruption, boycotts, political disputes and even acts of terrorism. Sadly, politics have taken control of the Olympics and turned it into a political and money-making extravaganza. Olympic boycotts became a way for countries to protest each other. Hitler tried to use the Games to prove his belief of racial superiority. Wars interfered with the Olympics. Bloodshed even covered the Olympics, in the 1972 Munich Games where terrorists killed eleven Israeli Olympic members....   [tags: The Olympics Essays]
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Pro Athletes and Violent Crimes -    The competitive nature of today's sports associations calls for athletes to be aggressive and forceful , both physically and mentally. This aggressive mentality stays with some athletes off the field, and may explain why so many athletes are committing violent crimes. Society calls for athletes to give flawless performances in the stadiums and arenas. The fans have grown accustomed to high flying, hard hitting shows of athleticism and finesse, and oftentimes an athletes success gains them a elevated status in society with special privileges that you and I can only dream of....   [tags: Domestic Violence, NFL Players]
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How Rabbits Changed My Life - I was never liked much when I was younger. I was constantly made fun of and teased unmercifully. I was looked down upon when I was in school. It was as if everything I did wasn't good enough. I didn't succeed in anything. I made bad grades in school, I was worse in sports, and as the result of that my self esteem was zero. That all began to change the day I bought my first rabbit. Raising rabbits has improved my self esteem tremendously. Having a high self esteem is one of the most important assets a person can have....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 976 words
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The Emphasis on School Sports - The Emphasis on School Sports In Today's High School we are afforded the opportunity to not only expand or minds but or bodies as well. We are free to join a wide variety of groups out side our required class studies. Weather it be math, seince, band, language, or a variety of sports we are free to choose. However there are those who are determined to take those choices a way from us. These poor miss guided soles believe their way is the only way. More often then not when these type of people talk of taking away certain choices they tend to target sports, considering them to be barbaric and uneducational....   [tags: Papers] 375 words
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Ceremonies of the Olympic Games - Ceremonies of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games have always included a number of ceremonies, many of which emphasize the themes of international friendship and peaceful cooperation. The opening ceremony has always included the parade of nations, in which the teams from each nation enter the main stadium as part of a procession. The Greek team always enters first, to commemorate the ancient origins of the modern Games, and the team of the host nation always enters last. The opening ceremony has evolved over the years into a complex extravaganza, with music, speeches, and pageantry....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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The Simpsons on Television - The Simpsons How does a television series keep going in this time of ever changing network schedules and shows that grow stale after twelve weeks. The Simpsons have not only lasted, but it has also become a staple of American life. Many tribute this longevity to the witty and hilarious satire that is present in every episode. By using incongruity, sarcasm, exaggeration, and other comedic techniques, The Simpsons satirizes most aspects of ordinary life, from family, to TV, to religion, achieving the true essence of satire....   [tags: essays research papers] 1329 words
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Can a Lack of Physical Education Classes in High Schools Become a Future Threat to the U.S Life Expectancy? - Physical education can go beyond just working out. Physical education involves several different approaches for learning. High school students gain more than physical knowledge yet it can improve there approaches toward responsibility, their sportsmanship, and their overall community. “Physical education hopes to accomplish, to engage all students, not just the athlete elite, in fun activities that will instill a lifelong commitment to fitness.” (Johnson, 264). Physical education in the classroom can be a vital steeping stone to the way that teenagers think about fitness....   [tags: Health]
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Should Baseball Players who Used Steroids be Allowed in The Hall of Fame? - Many athletes use steroids to become stronger and improve their abilities to play their sport. Certain players believe there is nothing wrong with using steroids. Athletes who excel greatly would normally be chosen to be in the Hall of Fame, but if using steroids, they should not be allowed. Steroids have many effects on people. Baseball players are big influences on children and teenagers which could cause even more steroid use because of major league baseball players. Even though many people agree with famous baseball athletes using steroids being in the Baseball Hall of Fame, other people disagree for many reasons because steroids are an illegal drug and the use of this drug should not be...   [tags: manny ramirez, baseball, steroids]
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Should Baseball Players Who Used Steroids be Allowed in the Hall of Fame? - Should Baseball Players who used Steroids be allowed in The Hall of Fame. Many athletes use steroids to become stronger and improve their abilities to play their sport. Certain players believe there is nothing wrong with using steroids. Athletes who excel greatly would normally be chosen to be in the Hall of Fame, but if using steroids, they should not be allowed. Steroids have many effects on people. Baseball players are big influences on children and teenagers which could cause even more steroid use because of major league baseball players....   [tags: honorability, atheletes, drug testing]
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Leader-Member Exchange and Citizenship Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis Assignment one for Organizational behavior - Introduction Leader-Member Exchange Theory, also called LMX or Vertical Dyad Linkage Theory, describes how leaders in groups maintain their position through a series of tacit exchange agreements with their members. High-quality leader–member relationships or exchanges are characterized by high levels of trust, interaction, support, and formal and informal rewards. Research on supervisor–subordinate relationships has shown convincingly that leaders do not behave consistently toward all subordinates .Instead, leaders form different quality relationships with their subordinates .Essentially, high-quality leader–member relationships(or exchanges; LMX) are characterized by a high degree of mutua...   [tags: Critical Essay, Theory] 1685 words
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What Effects Do Child Beauty Pageants Have On The Child? - What Effects Do Child Beauty Pageants Have On The Child. The tension is building. It is almost time for her to go on stage. Everything, from head to toe, is double checked to make sure it is perfect. Her make-up is flawless. The foundation covers any unevenness in skin tone, while the blush gives her cheeks a nice rosy glow. Eye shadow, mascara, and false eyelashes have been applied. Lipstick and lip gloss contribute to the pout of her lips. Her hair has been curled, teased, placed in an upswept hairdo, and heavily sprayed with hair spray to keep the hair in place during her performance....   [tags: Child Psychology ] 1128 words
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Respect and Freedom: Imperative Civic Values of an American Citizen - Imperative Civic Values of an American Citizen This essay is asking a very tough question. It wants to know what I believe is the most essential civic value of being an American. There are many civic values that are essential to being an American such as: Respecting our government, the sense of pride about being an American, Courage, Justice, Integrity, and Freedom. There are several values that stand out, these civic values include: Courage, Justice, Integrity, Respect and the one civic value that stands out the most is freedom....   [tags: patriotism, patriotic, american values] 888 words
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Coming of Age: We Are Shaped by Our Life Experiences - Every experience we go through will, in some way or another, help each of us to develop understanding. Coming of age is a life-long journey, but there are major events or experiences you can go through that will play an important part in become an adult. As time goes by, we will all experience trials, blessings, heartache, joy, and love; each of these periods in our lives will have an extraordinary impact upon who we become. These escapades, will enable us to come of age. The importance of coming of age develops from the experiences that create memories, teach life skills, and inspire character....   [tags: Coming of Age]
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The Injustice of Political Ploys at the Olympic Games - Throughout history, a plethora of political power plays have been exhibited on the world stage the Olympic Games provide. The most grave among these ploys is undoubtedly the terrorist threats and actions that spring up from all manner of international organizations. Terrorist cells, whether affiliated with their country’s government or not, rush to take advantage of any publicity that they can bring to their cause. Many groups view Olympic competitions as a world stage for their acts of terror and as an opportunity to draw attention to their extremist ideals....   [tags: rivalries, political power, terrorists]
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Vince Carter: NBA Basketball Player or Community Leader? - Lamar Carter known to all as, Vince Carter, was born on January 26.1977 in Daytona Beach, FL. Carter became an extraordinary leader at a young age. Carter used his talent to gain fame and fortune so that he could give back to his community and the less fortunate. During his years at Campbell Middle School he was the only seventh grader to ever play on the Varsity Basketball team, not only was he on the team but he was a starter on the team. While at Mainland High school he was captain of the Volleyball Team, member of the Marching Band and is known to be the most gifted basketball player to grace their court....   [tags: Biography Basketball]
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The Rationale for P.E. in the Curriculum - This essay is about analysing the Rationale for P.E in the curriculum and discussion the subject’s approach to the National Curriculum. Within this essay, you would notice discussions being made for the reasons why Physical Education is to be considered as a core subject from key stages 1-4 (ages 5-16) and how it could be integrated to other academic subjects. Looking through research, the term Physical Education could be defined as “a component of education that an individual has the opportunity to learn and develop their understanding of academic applications of a healthy lifestyle” (Ahmed, A, 2005:5)....   [tags: Education, physical education ]
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Parents are Responsible for their Children's Diet - Childhood obesity is a complicated topic and is complicated to pinpoint what the exact cause is, some of the major factors that contribute to childhood obesity are lack of exercise in their daily lives, poor nutrition, and eating habits; and lack of education among parents to safely help their children live a healthier life. Childhood obesity poses a serious threat to the health of our nation, children these days have little to none outdoors activities. Lack of physical activity found to be a significant factor in contributing to childhood obesity....   [tags: childhood obesity,physical activity,overweight]
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The Effect of College Athletics on Academics - College is a time for young people to develop and grow not only in their education, but social aspects as well. One of the biggest social scenes found around college campuses are athletic events, but where would these college sports be without their dedicated athletes. Student athletes get a lot of praise for their achievements on the field, but tend to disregard the work they accomplish in the classroom. Living in a college environment as a student athlete has a great deal of advantages as well as disadvantages that affect education and anti-intellectualism....   [tags: ncaa, homework, attendance, inferior education]
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Competition: A Driving Force for Excellence - I looked up and it was then that I realized there was a 6'2" defender charging straight at me. I heard my teammate yell “Man on you!”, and not even aware of what I was doing, I quickly cut and dodged the defender for open space. I had my shot, so I took it. It was my first goal of the season. I loved the rush of scoring and wanted to do it more and more. All my teammates congratulating me on my goal made it even more satisfying. I went on in that tournament to score six goals and eight assists in the four games....   [tags: Personal Experience] 771 words
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What My Family Has Taught Me - Motivated, open-minded, compassionate and loving are words which describe people I admire. They also describe my husband and three children. Helping others and making a positive difference has always been important to me. My personal goal was to marry someone and raise our children with good values and respect for others. Along the way, they have also taught me valuable lessons. In this paper, I will share a few details about each member of my family and what I have learned from them. My husband’s name is LeRoy, and he is a brilliant man....   [tags: essay about my family] 987 words
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Children Need to Play Not Compete - There is a contradiction in the mind of teenagers which has been difficult to transcend. The issue of making right decision on the activities they are to embark on and whose counsel to follow has been of high importance to teenagers. Teenagers in the present age find themselves in a tight situation with decision making in that their school psychologists made them realise that being happy is based on the ability to make friends and the development of skills. Meanwhile, teachers and parents advised that, happiness lies on competing and outperforming others....   [tags: Sports] 1569 words
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Hunting: A Foucauldian Resistance Through Sport - Foucault’s Docile Body Michel Foucault’s, “Docile Bodies”, contained in his larger work, Discipline and Punish, astutely proposes the concept that the systems and processes that we as a society create and even manufacture have developed a certain power to shape, form, and manipulate the human body—thus, creating what Foucault calls the “docile body”. He argues that through the movement from viewing the body as a whole (“wholesale”) to breaking it into many levels of usefulness (“retail”), an incredible amount of power over the body was accomplished....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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THE AMAZING GROWTH OF YOUTH SPORTS - “On your toes,” Ole yelled, at all his teammates. Ole is my ten year old son, who has been playing soccer since he was in first grade. He plays two seasons a year and we are on our tenth season. Ole has started showing leadership with his teammates this season. Ole's team shows him respect, he is a very strong player that has always has his teammates backs. No matter how tired he is, he is right there to help his teammates out. When Ole started playing soccer I would have never dreamed of him taking this path....   [tags: Sports ]
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Steroid a Big Fraud in Sports - Thesis Statement The use of steroids by athletes has become very prevalent to improve performance in their sport, and have a better physical appearance, in order to get fame and money. The use of anabolic steroids by athletes has become common in modern times in order to improve their performance in the sports they play. I strongly disagree with the use of steroids by athletes because three main reasons. First, it is a fraud the use of any method that makes people become better in sports, because that will also let fraud in any other aspect of our live....   [tags: Steroids, Sports, Athletes, Fraud]
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Participation in Team Sports Builds Character - The involvement in team sports builds good character and social development skills in children. According to LHSAA executive director, Kenny Henderson “Children who participate in sports have heightened self-esteem, social skills, ability to work well with others and more respect.” Young adults who have played team sports are less likely to take illegal drugs. Adults who played sports as children have better social and leadership skills. Sports provide children with experiences and interactions necessary to grow into an adult with good character and sufficient social skills....   [tags: School, children, social development ]
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Business Impact of the Super Bowl - The Super Bowl has been one of the most recognizable American traditions since back in Las Angeles, 1967, when it was the American Football League versus the National Football League for Super Bowl 1. Forty-eight Super Bowls later, the tradition is still apparent. Each year families and friends gather at each others’ houses, drink beer, eat pizza, chips, and wings, and cheer on the team they want to end up on top. For years, I believe that the Super Bowl has been an over exemplified version of American values, culture, and economic reality and in my mind the Super Bowl represents expensive living, uncertainty and danger, as well as business intervention....   [tags: Football, recession, NFL]
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The Aeneid and The Odyssey - Are there similarities between Homer's The Odyssey and Virgil's The Aeneid. There are many similarities that could be examined indepth. The lovers encountered in both plays can lead to the idea of ancient plagarism. The games held by the greeks and trojans are similar to the Olympic Games. The downfall of characters, cities or monsters can be seen often in many stories. Maybe rewriting history is the effort of a plagarist to cheat true historical events. The lovers Aeneas and Odysseus encounter in either the Aeneid or Odyssey is vast and large....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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