They must clarify values. Norman Dale valued teamwork. He believed that no player was more important than the other and he expressed this during practice and showed it by changing the way the Hickory Huskers practiced. Unlike the town who wanted to get their star player back and keep the basketball in his hands and not confuse the boys by changing their routine, the new coach wanted to break these barriers. He “modeled the way” by sticking to his values and ignoring the pestering from the fathers and other townsfolk who invited themselves to practice and by kick out players who did not want to listen during practice.
Coaching basketball is about strategizing and directing the movements and actions of a basketball team or individual player. Coaches strategize and scout opposing teams and find ways to defeat them as easily as possible. A successful basketball coach needs to now the understanding of how to play the game. A basketball coach must be able to manage the duties of the job by recruiting the top players, get them in shape, make a team, motivate players and teach them how to play the game of basketball. Coaching is usually done by a single person, with the help of one or more assistants. A coach is the face of the team, helping it achieve the public relations goals of the organization and build a positive image that will improve recruiting. (Edmunds). A coach is responsibiable for setting up and an environment so that the team can use its skills and abilities to their full potential. Therefor a coach has to make a game plan for each game, so that his team will be ready for the next opponent. A coach has to know his team and the opponent abilities to be able to match his team up with the opponent. A coach must know to mix the players who can start right away and players he can develop into starters. A coach may want to put 12-15 players on the roster just in case of injuries. To get ready for the season the coach starts putting in offensive and defensive plays the will run and teach the players situational plays to fit the team style and running practices. During a game a coach has
Sports management is a really broad field, therefore I decided to focus on my minor and one of my major interests of this field: coaching. In this paper I will be explaining my personal five building blocks that make up a well-rounded coaching philosophy and coach. Those blocks are; leadership, organization, attitude, respect, and resiliency. Each of these five aspects are equally important and balance each other out. Leadership, the action of leading a group of athletes towards a goal. Organization, being able to organize a team and have a plan in order to help the team achieve goals. Attitude, it is very important for a coach to have a winning and positive attitude that is contagious to the players. Respect, there has to be a good
Coach K., who was more relationship oriented to Coach Knight’s task orientation, demonstrated an adaptive leadership style alternating from directive, “he taught discipline by investing heavily in drills and skills” (Snook, Perlow, & Delacey, 2005a), supportive, “he spent a large percentage of time getting inside a player’s head, understanding where the player is coming from” (Snook, Perlow, & Delacey, 2005a), participative, “he communicated up close and personal” (Snook, Perlow, & Delacey, 2005a) and expected his players to do the same with each other, and achievement-oriented, “Am I tough on the team? Absolutely. If they don’t show respect for the program, for the University, for one another, I’m all over them” (Snook, Perlow, & Delacey, 2005a).
The NFL has crossed a line with it's archaic medicinal marijuana policy and are contributing to the opioid epidemic. The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills offensive lineman, Seantrel Henderson, for 10 games following a third failed drug test for marijuana. Now Seantrel Henderson's story is not your typical failed drug test story. He has Crohns disease and has had two intestinal surgeries this year. His doctors say he can't take normal pain medicine because of the condition of his stomach and intestines are in.
NFL Play 60 is a movement created by the National Football League to have a more active generation. It is a campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Communication from the campaign includes television commercials, social media, and a well developed website. The website is broken down into two sections one for adults and one for kids. There are even camps in which kids can participate in with some of their favorite NFL athletes.
I will never forget the day during my junior year that my basketball coach benched the entire first team. During half time, our coach criticized the team for our complete and utter lack of unity. He elaborated on the clashing of our personalities which resulted in pathetic teamwork. Coach reminded us that we should do everything possible to not let our feelings and emotions get in the way of our performance. He pointed out these attributes can be detrimental to skill. Our coach insisted that a distorted mindset can produce confusion and disunity within the team. This kind of behavior shows a lack of accountability, immaturity, and often leads to disrespect towards one another and our coach. An athlete should be able to express their personality
Big Game Week is a week filled with festivities and events used to boost up the students at the University of California, spirit before the Big Game, against Stanford. It is one of the most hectic and exciting week of the entire school year. It is filled with of Cal Spirit and students eager to show off their California pride. This entire event takes place during the week of the Big Game. The Big Game is when the University of California, Berkeley football team, the California Golden Bears goes against their long lasting rivalry Stanford, Cardinal football team. Big game week takes an extreme amount and dedication from The UC Rally Committee. However, the Cheer team, Dance team, Cal Band, and of Course the Mic Men are also all essential in contributing to this event. These spirit groups work extremely hard in ensuring that the school is united to defeat Stanford, also known as Stanfurd, to Cal students and alumni
I enjoyed playing high school and college basketball, however after suffering from a life changing permanent injury I couldn’t continue being an active player on my team. Nonetheless, I did not want to allow this injury to ruin my passion for the sport. Consequently, I chose to invest lots of hours into learning the coaching and recruiting characteristics of the sport. Reading Bruce Tuckman’s iconic description of the stages of group development has really made it easy for me to understand my experience during the time I attended a coaching basketball camp with nine other prospective upcoming basketball coaches like myself.
“Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2013).” It’s a series of decisions, actions and beliefs that are intertwined with a number of other things. This paper will examine the unique leadership approaches of two very prominent basketball coaches who have become legends on and off the basketball court; Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and Indiana University’s Coach Bobby Knight.
Basketball teams need a coach that believes in them. The team needs a coach that will work hard to help them achieve the goal of winning. They need a coach that communicates and shows interest in each of the players. On the other hand, they need a coach that can be directive, but also supportive. In the case study this week, Shirley was quite the opposite. Conflicting enough, by all appearances she did not have a total grasp of the concept of leadership in coaching basketball. Factors that could cause the lack of leadership could be confidence or even lack of knowledge (Cohen, 2000). In this paper, Shirley’s leadership style and behavior will be discussed, along with looking at situational factors and other leadership styles that
This assignment develops my own individual pearls or rules of wisdom based on guidance from other successful coaches like Mike Krzyzewski who is one of the most successful coaches from the NCAA. Mike Krzyzewski was the head coach of the basketball team at Duke University. His mentorship and reviews on key events and games during the tenure of his career provide other players and coaches with crucial tips and advice as they embark on achieving their own success in life (Robinson, 2008). His book offers many inspirational and wisdom quotes that he learnt throughout his career as a coach and most of them he developed from his own personal experiences and also from significant life models in his life. In his book, he mainly focuses on the important lessons that guide coaches in life, business and in their coaching jobs. Some of the lessons he emphasizes on include leadership, coaching to win, discipline, honesty, trust and persistence (Krzyzewski & Phillips, 2000).
Transformational and transactional coaching styles affect program philosophy so coaches must learn the difference between the two. A transactional coach exhibits selfish behavior and will put their needs above others. Due to this selfish behavior, the transactional coach will follow a course that will give him the most benefit without regard to his players. For example, winning benefits the coach by feeding his ego, so the coach may use players just to win more games. After playing for several transactional coaches, Ehrmann (2011) wrote, “they ignored athletes developmental needs and often manipulated and distorted the values of winning and losing” (p.7). As a result, the transactional coach disregards any long-term benefits of playing the game and makes decisions for the short-term benefits such as winning. With this mindset, a player-coach relationship does not become a priority and takes on a secondary importance. In fact, how well the player performs may govern the player-coach relationship. Lastly, a transactional coach tends to use extrinsic motivation that uses rewards and punishments to achieve desired outcomes.
The overall analytic framing of this game is an inductive, phenomenological process. The approach will be moderately structured inside the game cells, and the post-game analytic methodology will follow a widely-used process referred to as triangulation which is routed in grounded theory, descriptive statistics, and content analysis. The post-event analytic triangulation process follows current thinking in the field of social research, which suggests that analytic tools maximize the credibility of the work in behaviorally based activities. This methodology takes advantage of multiple data collection techniques and allows the researchers to derive the same or very similar conclusions using different datasets or methods.
Both Coach K and Coach Knight were well known for their management styles as for their on-court accomplishments. A main element of both leadership and management is goal achievement. The difference between these two coaches is that their leadership styles originated from the definitive goals they established for their own teams. Coach K preferred a method that influenced the players to build strong relationships and improve the team value. On the other hand, Coach Knight’s approach was to manage each one through an extreme program. In some situations,