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Athletics and Academics Essay

… Consequently a football player will practice for a big game but will fail to study for a final examination. There is also the factor that in big sports town like the ones researched in Texas, teachers are encouraged to be more lenient on the star athletes. This provides the players with grades that they did not earn and thus when it comes time for standardized examination, the student finds him or herself ill equipped to perform.

These findings are not solely applicable to football. Schools that are invested in other sports basketball or baseball have a similar misplaced priority. It is estimated that at some schools, athletic spending has increased by 25% in the last decade, while funding has been cut in other departments (Sylwester…. [read more]


Sports Participation Character Development Opening Research Paper

… In the article, "Justplay: A revolutionary approach to youth sport administration and sportsmanship," Elaine Raakman (2006) asserts that although the potential exists for youth sport participation to build positive character traits, when society diverts its emphasis away from sportsmanship to focusing more on outcome, children as well as communities may experience negative benefits. Raakman relates the following:

The original goals of the first community-organized youth sport programs (Pop Warner Football in 1929 and Little League in 1938) revolved around the development of good citizenship and good sportsmanship. The founders of these programs were actually reiterating principles made famous by the father of the modern Olympics, Baron de Coubertin, who asserted that participation in sport could help develop engaged, balanced citizens. (Raakman, 2006, ¶ 3)

A…. [read more]


Youth Sports Research Paper

… Youth sports have become a way for children to become distracted from the outside world. Sports shield children from the environment if they are at-risk youths or sports may create a sense of comrade among children from different socioeconomic backgrounds. However, what makes youth sports such an essential component of a child's upbringing is sports ability to build character. Ethics and morals can be learned through sports, therefore developing a child's ability to distinguish between right and wrong. Sports are also credited with affecting self-esteem and relationships between peers. However, aside from the advantages that sports offer, there is a difference between how sports affect both boys and girls.

Character is an attribute attained while learning the art of sports-playing. This term is defined as,…. [read more]


High School Sports: Is the Character Essay

… High School Sports: is the Character they Build Bad?

Imagine if you will, dear reader, that a strappingly built British fellow were to appear before your school board. He has a brilliant, if rather odd, proposal to make. He suggests that your school should institute a modern derivation of several ancient past times. These rituals, he explains, have been used in ancient cultures as a way to serve their pagan deities, establish political dominance, train their warriors, and provide sexual gratification for the male elders of the culture who enjoyed watching beautiful youth compete in the nude or with skimpy clothing. This handsome Brit suggests that these games will build character in your high school students by encouraging them to hone their competitive urges, form…. [read more]


Sports and Anti-Trust Term Paper

… The Maurice Clarett Case

Regarding the NFL's position, they do not believe they are unreasonably restraining trade by insisting on monitoring and controlling the entry of players into the game. They are simply setting guidelines by which all players can have equal access to the game, and all teams within the league can have a fair and equal access to the annual crop of new players. According to NFL's executive vice president Jeff Pash, "We will move promptly for a stay in the Court of Appeals. We continue to believe that last week's ruling is legally erroneous and not in the best interests of the NFL, college football, or professional and college players. We are a long way from a final decision." (nfl.com, online) Pash…. [read more]


Football and Society A- Sports Term Paper

… e. The observer is looking and recording behaviors, without the notice of the subjects under observation (techniques, 2004). This type of direct field observation has kept me aloof from becoming an active participant of the game itself and has helped be to record unbiased observations. Further, this form of direct observation has suggested a more detached and separate perspective of the subjects in concern. Moreover, this form of direct observation is more focused, precised and subject-oriented than a participant observation, in which I have to become the part of the match to obtain some physical data. I am simply observing the football match and the behavior of the players than trying to become immersed in the game. This method is less time consuming and less…. [read more]


Sports, Race and Social Issues Book Report

… It is clear that football is of great significance to the community of Odessa, it brings out in them both the good and the bad. It unites them, but at the same time in a broader sense it separates them. Football appears to make time stand still for them; it allows them to live in the past while ignoring the cultural modernizations that other parts of America have undergone. It appears that through football the community members of Odessa have been able to create a form of oppressive hierarchy that mainly benefits the established powerful members of the football community. The powerful and infamous in this community are the most privileged and revered and also the most rewarded, while the poor and the unknowns are…. [read more]


Sports Leadership Term Paper

… 6, SD = .4), high training and instruction (M= 4.4, SD = .4), high social support (M= 3.6, SD .6), moderate democratic behavior (M= 3.0, SD = .6), and low autocratic behavior (M= 2.7, SD .6). The psychological profile of this group is similar to the group of coaches in both the Home and Carron (1985) and Dwyer and Fischer (1988) studies (Bennett, 2000). These findings indicate that elite Dixie Youth baseball coaches place more emphasis on positive feedback and training and instruction while expressin g a lower preference for autocratic behavior. In summary, the current study provides preliminary data regarding the coaching leadership styles of elite youth baseball coaches of the United States and more importantly, adds to body of knowledge called for by…. [read more]


Interscholastic Sports and Academics Essay

… Yet another study of 8th graders -- this one in a middle school in Omaha, Nebraska during the 1998-99 school year -- showed that "Both male and female athletes had significantly higher GPAs than non-athletes of the same sex," Stern reports (191).

Not all research indicates that there is clearly a strong relationship between playing sports and doing well in the classroom. Professor Feng S. Din of the University of Virginia conducted a study of five high schools in rural areas of Kentucky, in the Appalachian Mountains area. The professor selected 225 students that played basketball, football, baseball, track, volleyball, softball and cheerleading. Four of the six teams selected were boys and 2 were girls' teams. The grades of all 225 students were noted before…. [read more]


Bob Hayes -- Sports Hero Research Paper

… 8 yards per catch were the highest in the NFL that year. His second year with the Cowboys he gathered in 64 passes for 1,232 yards and he scored 13 touchdowns (Scribner). He was given the nickname "Bullet Bob Hayes" because no one could catch up to him. In fact, Scribner explains that defensive coordinators had to devise a special "zone defense" for Hayes because no defensive back could keep up with Hayes step for step.

He led the Cowboys to a Super Bowl win in 1972 and made the Pro-Bowl three times, according to the Gale biography. He ended his career with 7,414 receiving yards and 71 touchdowns. But following his retirement from pro-football Hayes got heavily involved with drugs and alcohol and was…. [read more]


Sports in Our Lives: Outline and Draft Essay

… ¶ … Sports in Our Lives: Outline and Draft

The reward of placing so high in the AA provincial soccer tournament was an experience I will never forget. Such an experience helped me gain more faith in myself and the world around; therefore representing the concept that sports such as soccer hold a valuable role in the creation of a self-sufficient and responsible character within individuals.

Experience of Placing 6th on AA provincial Soccer Tournament a. Although it was not first, the experience still made me proud of myself and my team.

Together as a team, we worked collaboratively to use the lessons and skills we trained so hard for, effectively creating a successful synergy within the team.

Therefore I left the tournament not with…. [read more]


Supplements in Sports Term Paper

… Sports Business and Ethics Issues

The Use Of Supplements

ethics - theoretical framework

ETHICS - DIFFERENTIATION AMONG THEORISTS

RESPONSBILITY OF EDUCATORS AND COACHES OF ATHLETES

SPORTS Business AND ETHICS ISSUES

THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTS

The objective of this work is to research the issue of the use of supplements by athletes and how society views and deals with this issue including the moral theories and implications of this issue. This work will finally explain this stand on this issue and why it is morally defensible under "The Golden Rule" principle or the principle of (Life, Goodness, Justice, Honesty and Freedom)

The use of supplements by sports athletes is a highly controversial subject and one that Tommy Boone, Professor and Chair of the college located in…. [read more]


Motivation and Confidence in Sports Thesis

… 51). As it were, the association that exists between sport confidence and performance should be an important issue for psychologists in sports to analyze. Actually, sport confidence can be a varying and temporary variant. The inconsistency in sport confidence that exists in duration of time is influenced in basic by the sources of the confidence. (Weinberg & Gould, 1999, p.24).



Researchers can make an effort to realize how the sources of sport confidence would make an impact on the athlete's performance, level of confidence, cognition, emotion and behaviors. They may also carefully analyze the confidence that is derived from sources by realizing the interaction of the social background, organizational cultures, and the nuances of the athlete. Sport competition is a basic atmosphere…. [read more]


Sports Marketing & COVID-19 Effect on NBA Article Review

… e., through social media influencing (Leder, 2019). Each of these goals is important for the company. First, customer retention allows the company to bond with its consumers over a sense of shared values. When the company shows it has the same values as the customer, i.e., the customer’s best interests, at heart, the customer is more likely to be loyal. Second, happy customers tell their friends about the company, which increases sales for the company. Third, repeat customers decreases the need to market to new customers, which saves the company on costs. Finally, social media influencing is free advertising.

Importance of Social Media to Sports Marketing

Social media is the most important marketing tool of any organization in the 21st century because it…. [read more]


Sports Psychology Essay

… Rudy from Rudy (1993): Character profile

Back in the mid-1970s when Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger was in college, Notre Dame University was the unquestioned powerhouse of college football. But if Notre Dame was a Goliath, Rudy was a 'David,' a small, unremarkable high school player of only moderate talent, small in size, and lacking in either the academic preparation or the raw athletic talent necessary to gain entry to the coveted ranks of such an elite institution. Rudy did not even have the support of his family -- his father was hostile to the idea of his boy even going to college, much less a private college that tended to attract graduates of preparatory schools because of its high cost. Rudy was able to uphold within…. [read more]


Sports Management Term Paper

… This indicates that sport can be advantageous not only through involvement of people in it, but also through other types of participation and therefore recommends that the necessity for a broader evaluation of the influence on involvement and participation on sport, post games. (Literature Review: The impact of major sporting events)

The quality of service has been analyzed in the field of business management for years since the market is more competitive and marketing management has shifted its concentration from inherent performance like production to outward objectives like satisfaction and customers' perception of service quality. But the term service quality has only focused in the field of sport and recreational literature during the last twenty years. SERVQUAL that indicates the conventional disconfirmatory model was considered…. [read more]


Gender on Concussion Reporting Annotated Bibliography

… Each of the participants had competed in either a high school sport or a college team. The participants were required to indicate their perceived stress intensity and their typical coping response after experiencing two stressors that they perceived as most intense. The results were analyzed via multivariate analysis.

Results

There were differences by race and gender. Caucasians experienced higher stress intensity more often than did African-Americans, while Hispanics did not significantly differ from either group. Caucasians were more likely to use an approach-behavior coping style. Women's self-report indicated a higher stress intensity for coach related sources of acute stress. Women used approach-behavioral and avoidance-cognitive groups more than men.

Conclusion

Both race and gender impact how athletes experience stress, as well as impacting coping styles.

Relevance…. [read more]


World Cup Unifying the Globe Research Paper

… Sports

World Cup: Unifying the Globe

In almost every country of the world, the way that the national pastime is played is seen as a guide to national character and identity. For nearly 100 years, soccer has united a divided world. Soccer was invented in England in the mid-19th century, and rapidly spread to Europe and South America. Soccer's world cup draws an audience larger than that for the Olympics. According to Franklin Foer's How Soccer Explains the World (2004), American hostility toward soccer is attributed to globalization, feared by many because it forces us to accept other people's cultures (Szymanski and Zimbalist, 2005

In every sport it is easy to find a player, a team or a nation that is on the edge of…. [read more]


Program Career Interest Statement Term Paper

… M.Ed. In Intercollegiate Athletics Administration

Although today's college students lead increasingly busy lives, they still seek a sense of community with their fellow students during the college experience. Creating a strong and vibrant college community is one of the core objectives of any intercollegiate athletic program. The vital role of college athletics in fostering a positive atmosphere on campus has received a great deal of media attention in recent years. The reputations of athletic teams are inexorably tied to the reputation of the university. Consider how the George Mason University basketball team's unexpected success in the 2006 NCAA championships expanded the applicant pool of this once largely regional university.

The effective administration of an intercollegiate athletic program demands a new breed of manager. He or…. [read more]


Friday Night Lights Essay

… Already knowing how to work as a member of a team will be valuable in those situations.

3. Argumentative Portion

Some people disagree with the value that sports plays in life, in particular about football developing a person's well-being. There are different arguments against football, for example, that it makes a game too important compared to more important parts of life and that it encourages athletes to use drugs that will make them play better but will cause serious health problems later. But the argument that is heard the most often against football is that it is violent. Buzz Bissinger says that football is a "celebration of violence" and that you might as well get rid of football if you get rid of the violence…. [read more]


Movie Script About Feminism in High School Creative Writing

… Feminism in High School

Fade in:

Int. Cafeteria -- Lunch time

In a bustling cafeteria full of teenaged students most are more focused on texting and talking than on eating their meals. The center of activity is the middle table where the stereotypical jocks and cheerleaders hold court over the rest of the school.

JONAH, seventeen-year-old typical high school boy who does not belong to the in crowd, nor is he classified as "nerd" or other outsider. He is a nonentity at his school and sits with similar nonentities while they poke at their food and talk about nothing in particular.

JONAH

Every single day of my life, as far back as I can remember I have had to witness things which I do not…. [read more]


Character Development -- the Yugoslavian Essay

… You know that in my country, we know more by time we are 15…more about History and culture and things like that than anybody going to Ivy League schools are learning here, you know? She don't care about that…only thing give shit about is where she telling her friends I graduated from.

And they are all dressing like sluts…like Paris Hilton…to be noticed…to be noticed by all other men. My girlfriend always was getting me into trouble…fighting…I mean what does she expect to happen dressing like whore? Huh? She flirt with other guys all the time and I want to kick shit out them, you know? I mean, why you gonna look at other guys when you have me? They look better than me? No.…. [read more]


School College Shootings Term Paper

… High School/College Shootings in U.S.

In response to the shocking series of highly publicized multiple victim shootings at high schools and colleges across the country in recent years the nation's schools have begun to resemble armed fortresses trying to keep the bad guys out. Alas, it is a sad commentary of the times when high school and college students must pass through metal detectors and be searched by security officers before being allowed to enter their schools and attend class, but this is the state of affairs for many American high school and college students today. Moreover, despite this increased vigilance, shootings continue to take place in high schools and colleges around the country, and in some cases, even elementary school students are being forced…. [read more]


Kite Runner: Character Analysis Essay

… Therefore, Kite Fighting was the key. To get to the point, Amir is then the Kite Fighter, and so this makes Hassan the Kite Runner. If Amir is the narrator, the main character and the protagonist of the story, why then is the title of the book named after the character of Hassan? This is because Hassan essentially plays a big part in Amir's life, and the entire book is about Amir's feelings of remorse and guilt which revolved around how he treated Hassan, and how he allowed Hassan to be raped. This may also come into connection with Amir's change of character seen in the end of the novel where he becomes the Kite Runner. This is when Amir is seen running after a…. [read more]


Community Prevention Drug Use Among High School Thesis

… Community Prevention

Drug use among high school athletes is often a problem in relation to the pressure to perform while also coping with other factors such as peer group, home life, and school work. The temptation to use steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs therefore increases concomitantly with pressures from the social and private lives of the athletes. In order to help curb this problem, I would therefore propose a community prevention program that focuses on preventing drug use in high school athletes in Boise High School, Idaho.

Risks

Risk factors include: a difficult home life, where there is for example constant discord between parents, or between the parents and children; parents and family members who use drugs; friends who use drugs; and the availability of…. [read more]


Interests and Accomplishments Term Paper

… ¶ … dedicate myself to an interest or pursuit, I always give that endeavor one hundred percent. For example, if you were to see me playing soccer or baseball and saw my fixated stare and the flexing muscles of my quads and hamstrings, you would assume that these sports were my greatest passion in the world. You would think that I live to hear the satisfying smack of a soccer ball against a clear or the crack of a baseball against a bat. I am indeed captain of both my soccer and baseball teams and all-conference for both varsity teams. But as demanding as these sports may be of my time and energy, they comprise only a small part of my character and life.

I…. [read more]


Ethics Honesty Term Paper

… Honesty in Athletics and the Classroom

Definition of the Quality

Honesty is the bedrock of my value system. Honesty is the first and most important value of any moral system. But what is honesty? There are many cliches attached to the ideal of honesty, like 'honest as the day is long' and 'Honest Abe,' but what does the word mean? As a starting point, the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of "honesty" is "fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, coupled with "adherence to the facts."

Principles of the Quality

This definition suggests that the principles of honesty are those of plain dealing, selflessness, openness, and objectivity. A person who is honest does not treat other people differently, based upon prejudice or self-interest. An honest person does not…. [read more]


High School Sports Impact on Student Academics Thesis

… But the NCAA reserves the right to overrule principals' decisions. The NCAA's modest response followed meetings with national education groups, including AASA. The Minnesota Association of School Administrators has submitted to AASA for consideration a resolution that states it is not the NCAA's role to dictate course content to high schools.



The U.S. Department of Justice also has challenged the NCAA for automatically rejecting courses involving special education services. Some students who had attained acceptable college entrance test scores despite their disability were not allowed to participate as freshmen because they had taken high school courses involving special education assistance. The NCAA argued in several court cases that it does not have to follow the Americans with Disabilities Act. After months of…. [read more]


Pregnant Athletes Identification Case Study

… Therefore since the act does not have arete, phronesis, it is morally wrong though it leads to eudaimonia which is seen in Fantasia being able to play in the team. In the eyes of a characteristically virtuous person, the action would not be wise since she is putting herself and the fetus at risk and she is being somewhat reckless and short-sighted. The virtuous person would thus not show appreciation for this decision because the risks outweigh the benefits.

Decision-making

The wisest, most-ethical option would be for Fantasia to inform the members of the team and the Syracuse athletics department. Though this may lead to negative consequences, it still feels like the best and wisest option. This option would enable Fantasia's team members to help…. [read more]


Thousand Splendid Suns Character's Physical Essay

… There was always something, some minor thing that would infuriate him, because no matter what she did to please him, no matter how thoroughly she submitted to his wants and demands, it wasn't enough" (90). Her goals in life are not very ambitious, just to live peacefully and quietly, without fear or pain. She would like to have children and becomes pregnant seven times, never able to bring a child to term.

3. Identify character's motivation

Mariam has lived her whole life being marginalized and minimized. In every component of her life she has been destroyed and diminished in importance. As a child, she was constantly told that she was unimportant because she was both a woman and illegitimate. After she was reunited with her…. [read more]

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