College Athletes - Privileged Perverts, Rapists, Thieves, Frauds, and Liars In America today athletic events play an important role in the reflective perception and financial standing of any given community. It is for this reason that the individuals involved in these events are also of significance to the community. Due to the esteemed and very influential role placed on athletes they are often times given privileges that would not normally be given to them if they were not athletes. These privileges are given in order to recruit the athletes, and once recruited to maintain their status on the team so that, in turn, the team's status is not adversely affected. To understand the importance of the role of an athlete one must first examine the role of the athletic event in which the athlete participates and the level of importance placed on this event.
It is something that has grown on us over time. Humanity is generally obsessed with winning and competing. But it is much more than just about promoting physical activity and achieving personal physical goals; it is also about watching someone else's efforts fall short. In other countries, how... ... middle of paper ... ...vital to include more information on the significant influence sports had on shaping society's character, morals, values, etc. This should be included in one unit and have perhaps an article on the progression of sports regarding society over history.
Humans are naturally competitive and through athletics this competitiveness can be released in a positive and focused way. Competition is a basic function of nature. Those that can best compete with their environment survive. Those who can’t compete die out. Competition is a powerful drive in all humans.
Hosting the Olympic Games in U.S. cities has had both pros and cons, however, so far the pros have significantly outweighed the cons. Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Los Angeles are three cities that all made substantial profits from welcoming the Olympics. For each city, hosting the Olympics brought a spotlight to the city, improved infrastructure, and boosted tourism, as well as entertainment. For U.S. host cities, the venues built are still being put to use, none have fallen into debt, and white elephants don’t exist. While hosting the Olympics can be a gamble for other countries, in the U.S.A., it feels safe to declare any Olympics a winner, deserving a gold medal.
2.6 Nationalisation Sports have different significance, implication, and symbolic meaning to different classes, and categories of gender, people, societies, communities, religion, countries, and fans. (Carter 2002). Bairner (2001) recognises that both gender and class play important roles in the formation of a particular version of a national identity. Sports nationalism and citizenship is used by nations to stamp their authority and to advertise their countries to the world. This is also to enlighten other nations that states is more than just national governments (Besnier and Brownell 2012).
This relationship spans beyond the field by creating a long term positive impact on each child’s life. In order to bring about the best in your players, a transformational leader must create a culture of excellence. Taking place both on and off the playing field, this culture requires constructive and beneficial coaching, disciplined communication, and effective modeling. Furthermore, the reflection process requires that the leader be connected with their past experiences before they are expressed outwardly. A link to your past can positively affect how you equip your athletes for the future.
In the book “What is Sports Coaching”, they have a similar way of defining a coach by saying; “a coach is someone who uses sport as a vehicle for the development of individuals both as performers and as people” (Miles, What is Sports Coaching?, 2003). As a sports coach you can also influence the development of your athlete personally by promoting their own welfare, learning life skills and how to manage their own personal affairs, (e.g. education),
These select men and women compete in their respective sports in the hope of an “official placement” or in layman’s terms, “Bronze, Silver or Gold”. These rankings are important for a country as it heavily impacts their reputation, sporting accountability and internal culture. - Reputation The reputatio... ... middle of paper ... ...silient is highly valued in the high-paced nature of modern sport. 2. Improvement Improvement is also of noticeable significance to countries as they attempt to “be the best” at what they are training for.
Introduction This paper discusses how interpersonal skills and professional behaviors are gained from participating in numerous extracurricular activities mainly focusing on sports. Interpersonal skills are those abilities, attitudes, and competencies centered on relationships and interactions with other people. Strong relationships are a key driver in success, and strong relationships start with good interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skills are a very high necessity in sports participation because whether one is a professional athlete or not, sports participation can enhance leadership qualities that are needed both effective on and off the field. Studies suggest that sport can lead to more than just physical health in a child’s life.
The idea of “winning” in sports serves as a prime example of success. A highly valued commodity which often results in elitism and superiority is often displayed during the long and grinding seasons of multiple sports. The world of sports affords us the opportunity to gain vital insight into the sensitive issues of racism, sexism, and classism. Throughout history there have been multiple examples of how the sports world has changed micro to macro societies to change the ways of their lives. Today’s sports are no longer limited to team rivalries or as a gateway to further education in college, but now serve more as a catalyst for a greater population to become closer given a victory.