Behaviour becomes either more or less likely depending on its consequences. The theory is that if you reward behaviours they are more likely to occur again, while punishment is more likely to reduce the chances of that behaviour occurring in the future. Coach Carter successfully uses negative motivation, however, positive motivation is rarely used and sport psychology research overwhelmingly supports the use of a predominantly (80-90%) positive approach. (Peak Performance issue 214) That said, the negative approach works very well in this situation
Attention is thought to be selective-focused on one subject at a time. Traditionally, it has been assumed that automatic processing is involuntary, it does not require attention, and is relatively fast; whereas, controlled processing is voluntary, does require attention, and is relatively slow. We can conclude from this that the more we repeat a certain material or tasks the more it becomes automatic and effortless to us.
It is often said that “practice makes perfect”, but what kids participating in competitive sports find out is that “Perfect practice makes perfect” (Three quotes). Hard work pays off and repetition builds skills. Practice may not be everyone’s favorite part of a sport, but doing something over and over again will make it become an instinct. Regardless of the type of sport that is played, there are some basic fundamentals that are learned and then practiced repeatedly. With each practice, athletes can gain more confidence in their ability (Kuchenbecker 37). Repetitions enable the players to develop skills and become more confident that they can perform when the time comes rather than being worried about failure. The level of discipline and focus developed by these kids helps them throughout their lives in a wide variety of ways.
In the article “For Children in Sports, a Breaking Point” by Jane Brody the author discusses the underlying problem on whether or not young athletes should be encouraged to push themselves to their physical and mental breaking point in sports from their coaches, parents, or even themselves. Meanwhile, in “Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Play Dangerous Sports” by Jeb Golinkin the writer deliberates why parents should let their children participate in risky sports to understand the significance of failing, teamwork, striving, and succeeding.
many young athletes’ perceptions that their parents expect them to be extraordinary and would criticize them if they failed to deliver. The added pressure from coaches to be perfect can also deter young athletes’ focus on doing what is right or doing what will allow them to succeed and ultimately satisfy their parents and coaches desires (Madigan, Stoeber & Passfield, 2016).
Robert Cantu discusses the lessons that can’t be learned in sports like tennis or golf. He writes, “In football, a lineman can execute a crackerjack block that clears the way for the runner to burst through the hole. The runner trips on his feet and plays ends with no gain. Or the opposite occurs and we mess up at the expense of teammates. That’s analogous to real life, isn’t it?” In a sport, one does the best they can, expecting the same from the other team, and is content with whatever result. Pressure is also a crucial learning aspect in sports. Most athletes love the pressure a game or competition has; it keeps the athletes on their toes and ready to overcome the challenge set in front of them. The responses that these athletes give under pressure is amazing and gives them the self-motivation they need to
Athletes that compete at elite levels train year round, often with few breaks, and don’t allow adequate time for recovery. Also, many sports’ practice regiments are repetitive and lead to boredom due to lack of variety. Because of this, a study on social interaction and sport burnout concluded that, “Burnout is the final stage of a continuum of overtraining and staleness and the result of a negative response or maladaptation to training” (Goodger, Gorely, Lavallee, Hardwood). Injuries, strain, and physical exhaustion from overtraining and overworking student athletes can lead them to quit. Furthermore, the emotional strain from constant competition and the dullness of repetition can lead to burnout. By forcing young athletes into training regimens that compromise their physical and emotional health, coaches and parents are feeding into burnout. However, there are strategies for preventing
to him having a go at them after a poor performance and some might respond better to a friendly arm around the shoulder. It is vital that he is able to recognise which athlete’s need which type of management or he could be damage his relationship with the athlete which could result in a drop in their confidence and their performance.
First, I must disagree with the quote mention because yes if a coach makes rules, I’m sure some will follow to an extent. However, the coach must be expect to follow these rules as well and make sure that they are set their foot down when someone is disobeying these rules and not letting their athletes go without a form of discipline because anyone can make rules yet it depends on if the rules are fair and give opportunity for self-awareness with the athlete understanding what error they have caused and how to not repeat the scenario in the future. Yet, I do agree with resolving conflicts on a case by case basis when the situation escalates to a point where I find it appropriate for such actions to be initiated because discussing the error with the individual on a one-on-one basis may lead to a resolution that may positively end the
The less bored you are, the more out of shape your brain gets. Nowadays, if you didn't have any entertainment, boredom would be very hard to cope with. People these days don't have the skills to naturally cope with boredom, and that's a good set of skills to have in life. If the your introspection gets out of shape, you start to lose your ability to daydream or be creative, which makes it
Have you ever been yelled at by a coach or has your coach told you to run so much you throw up? I sure would not want that to happen to me. I think there is no reason to treat players badly. You can motivate them but if you go too far it can turn into abuse. Psychologists have proven that mean coaches can damage kids. Some people might think it is ok for coaches to treat their coaches bad. I believe that that coaches should treat their players better. There is no reason to make your players pressured into a situation. Also there is no reason to make your players run till they throw up.
My topic is similar to yours. I have always been intrigued to examine the relationship between coach and athlete. In my experience, I have found coaches who provide positive support and are constructive with their criticism are more enjoyable to play for and give the athlete a more positive experience. Coaches that come across as condescending seem to push kids away from the game. It is important that the student-athlete has a positive experience, especially student-athletes at a young age. I feel if a student-athlete has a negative experience at the interscholastic level he or she will be less likely to stick with the sport.
It has been pointed out that students who are bored by school and "unmotivated" in the eyes of the teacher nevertheless find plenty of motivation for playing a sport. The obvious question, then, is what is motivating about a sport? Think about a group of young people in a baseball game. The very things that motivate them to work hard and do well playing baseball can be adapted to the classroom. Let's look at them: