Coach Steve Rocker is one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Kentucky’s history. Coach Rocker was very successful in previous years. Strangely, this year was very different for him. For the first time in his professional life, he is falling short of his expectations, the community expectations, and the team’s expectations. His team lost a lot of games, but most importantly the boys had no motivation or desire to bring the team out of the rut they found themselves. His players have lost their will to win, their love for their teammates, and their passion to play. Coach Rocker’s motivational methods that have always worked before and resulted in success are now failing, and he doesn’t know why. He argues that his players have become selfish and bored with winning because they have been so successful in previous years. “And there’s no question that my guys have lost their drive to win because they’ve won so much in the past. Now all they want is individual ‘wins’…which just doesn’t cut it on a team” (Gongwer, 2010, p. 17).
In my opinion losing is good for you. I will explore three reasons why losing is good for you and contrast it with one reason you may be able to benefit from getting a participation trophy. I will talk about competitive sports, the value of the award, a disciplinary mentality, and motivation.
Coach Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers made the statement “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” HAving read the story about Timm Rosenbach in The Main Event, I would infer that he would disagree with Lombardi’s statement.
Running Head: PARENTAL INTRUSION IN YOUTH SPORTS PARENTAL INTRUSTION IN YOUTH SPORTS STEVEN J MAYNOR WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY PARENTAL INTRUSION Parental intrusion in youth sports is nothing new. There will always be adults who act inappropriately or disrupt the league. A lot of the problems lie with adults who use youth sports to gratify their
Buddhism is a major Asian religion studied and practiced in countries such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Although Buddhism is a growing religion throughout the world, in particular, the practice of meditation is spreading in the West. The United States has a center for Buddhists in Hawaii
In Damon Burton’s article, “Winning Isn’t Everything: Examining the Impact of Performance Goals on Collegiate Swimmers’ Cognitions and Performance,” (1989) he assesses the effectiveness of a goal setting training (GST) program and the impact it has on collegiate swimmers’ perceived ability, performance, and competitive thoughts, such as anxiety and confidence. In this study, males and females on the varsity swim teams of a Big 10 university either participated in a 5-month long GST program or they did not participate in any program. The season-long training period was necessary to allow athletes the time to acclimate to the program, master goal setting skills, and develop a competitive success history (Burton 1989). In addition, the GST program trained both athletes and coaches in order to create an environment that fosters the development of specific, short-term, and individualized performance goals.
“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” -Bob Riley. Each person goes through challenging times, even heroes experience the challenging times that show what they are truly made up of. These difficult times show the level of a
In the essay “Two losses, one game” I tell the story of my last basketball game and when I finally realized that that would be my last game. Throughout the game, I reflect on the past season and the seasons prior. Eventually, these memories prompt me to consider the influence of the sport on my life and how I learned to say goodbye to something that I once loved.
W. Douglas Baker emphasizes the importance of being a teacher have had on children but also the importance getting involved with them extents the abilities (Baker 38). Baker describes that the sport of basketball has the same virtues language arts (English) also has (Baker 38). Baker states, “The language, expectations, and time demands of coaching student-athletes contrasted with those elements of teaching literacy” (Baker 38). Any opportunity baker gets to emphasize language arts in the game of basketball she does it (Baker 39). She implies how also motivating student-athletes to push hard, not only in the game, but also in their studies helps them to get farther (Baker 39). Baker emphasizes that she does not only push the children but she
More Than A Game Essay Have you ever felt like you loss but since you did, you wanted to strive for better? Determination is what drives us to success, so without it what would we be able to do? Failure causes determination for us to win. If we fail, should we give up? No, we shouldn’t, we should get up and keep fighting and trying to win and succeed. LeBron and his friends failed, but they had determination to win the National Championship. LeBron and his best friends learned about life from the game of basketball: their losses from their basketball games taught them to become stronger and better as a basketball player and a better person outside of basketball.
“Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I’m doing.” - Phil Jackson
"There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you can not hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls" (Dean of Chapel, Howard University 2017). From this quote, I grasp that listening plays a large role in how we grow within ourselves and also as a community. After reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and connecting it to the lesson on listening, I interpreted them as the skills to winning a basketball game.
Five-Point Play is the ideal buddy to the 2000-2001 Basketball Season. The book is a pass up blow record of how the Blue Devils developed and developed amid its title run. A considerable measure of what Coach K stresses in Five-Point Play has particular echoes from his past book. Such critical lessons as correspondence, trust, aggregate obligation, mindful, and so on are enormous topics that he re-stresses to the group. Be that as it may, the essential distinction is that in this book, Coach K takes after the season in sequential request, with depictions of practices and in-diversion circumstances. There are likewise a few quotes from the players, mentors and staff that are embedded amid these circumstances that further light up the alternate
In games like basketball and softball, expecting to win based on wishful thinking or past instances is insufficient. Preparation is key in this instance through practicing. The saying “practice makes perfect” coincides with Winfrey’s statement because both portray the concept that it takes hard work done in the shadows for opportunity to shine. As an athlete, preparing in practice is the only way to ensure the opportunity for a win. This is one of the vast forms of preparation meeting opportunity in everyday
My brother is the captain of our schools basketball team, a fearless leader who leads his comrades onto the court. Watching him play basketball is like watching a ballroom competition beautiful, elegant and dramatic at the same time. Every other day he would invite me to train with him, we would wake up at four in the morning and practice, practice, practice until I pass out of course. I asked my brother why he was so passionate about basketball and he replied “ because I’am good at it and I have teammates that rely on me to be good so we can win of course”.