I was born into a competitive family and I fell in love with the desire to compete. Everyone who I have been coached by in my athletic career has taught me the importance of winning and how much more enjoyable it is when you are part of a successful team. I processed all my information and I still had been unable to put it all together. I emailed Mr. Spear and I asked him for some advice over the summer as the school year rapidly approached. He got back to me rather quickly and told me various ideas, but one of them caught my eye and it was something that was right there the whole time: Coaching. Since I was young, I have been very blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from so many coaches, I knew it would be a superb opportunity to get myself involved in coaching. It was important for me to find a valuable way to enter into coaching and that’s when I learned the clear way to get involved in coaching is by entering into youth sports. But, I still felt that the coaching part itself was not enough to get me through the year, so I decided to implicate another part of my project. I wanted to learn league
Sport’s are an aspect of life that affect societies across the globe. Athletics affect everyone's life, whether that be playing the sport, watching games, or hearing about a sporting event. There is a big difference between playing an individual sport and players relying on their own athletic abilities versus a team sport when members of the team rely on their teammates to complete each individual's specific responsibility to reach the team's goal. Team sports bring people together in countless ways, and they teach many life skills for the athletes that participate in them. Some of these skills include communication, teamwork, discipline, work ethic, dedication, leadership, and numerous more that will help them in their personal and work
As a Professional Tennis Coach I want my students to be the best they can be in tennis, i use that mentality to try their hardest in everything they do. I also want to create future tennis pro’s, by training them everyday they can develop their game to get at least a college scholarship.
At their finest, coaches perfect their player’s flaws to push them to their potential ability, improve their skills, and create determination within the team. They can expand the importance of such a sport to intensify motivation and the value of good sportsmanship for the sake of not only their reputation, but the outcome that comes from it. Coaches must not lag when it comes to hardships that comes about; they must stay connected. The closer the connection between a player and a coach the better they are moving forward and continuing on the love of the sport and job.
There are many factors altering group behavior and effectiveness, such as decision- making, cohesion and communication (Crocker, 2016). The later has also shown a positive relationship with group task cohesion (Smith et al., 2013), and methods of enhancing intrateam
Sport is incredible in how it can increase confidence, self-esteem, and overall health while teaching children a new ability of working with others as a team, taking direction, and doing things they never thought possible. I want to be able to show what sports is capable of teaching and the rewards that come along with it. The concept of team reveals what is achievable through solidarity that would be impossible in solitary.
As I first joined the Prince George’s Tennis and Education Foundation tennis team, I was extremely pleased with the environment. I was met with friendly individuals and warm personalities from my peers and coaches alike. The coaches were exceptionally supportive, and I maintained a healthy, competitive relationship with my peers. Athletically, the PGTEF coaches were devoted to assisting the members of the team in comprehending
I am involved in many clubs, sports, and volunteering opportunities including tennis, track and field, art service club, ceramics club, arrupe club, W.I.S.H club, and Landow Performance training. All of these activities have taught how to be a leader in and out of Regis. Specifically, club tennis and Regis tennis have taught me how to work as a team with my peers. During the Regis tennis season, freshman year, my partner and I lost many matches, which crushed our confidence. However, through supporting and helping each other, we overcame our loses and improved our game. This applies to NHS, because my perseverance and patience allowed me to not only regain confidence while playing, but it allowed me to grow my character. Additionally, I am now able to see the goodness in everyone I encounter from playing tennis. Outside of Regis, I am involved in a club tennis league at the Pinery where I have taken on some leadership roles including encouraging my friends to join, and showing my peers that perseverance and training to pay off. In addition to tennis, the other activities that I am involved in have allowed me to learn how to quickly solve problems and conflicts. Since childhood, I have had a chance to develop my leadership, organizational skills, and problem solving through all of these
Over the last two years of my High School education, I found the extracurricular activities I fit in the most. I am part of Student Council, National Honor Society and a member of the tennis team. They all have molded me to be the best. However, I feel like tennis has impacted me the most. It’s a sport that has taught me so much, from being physically fit, to mentally prepared for any outcome. I learned that a game it’s not about winning or losing, but about how it’s played, and what it took to get there. Being in a team is about contributing others, and learning from them. It’s about accepting that we all make mistakes, and only practice can reduce the times we make them. So many loses and few victories, but I always preferred to sheer my
Research proved that athletes found their coaches training as well as instruction behavior and their style of coaching did have an impact on individual performance. This was important research for me in understanding how those I coach perceive my leadership and whether or not I am effective as their leader. My teams’ outstanding performance or lack of performance can be a direct link to my type of leadership skills in addition to my training. The primary role of any coach or athletic leader is to help their athletes and improve on their individual performance. “Several sport studies exploring the coach-athlete relationship claim that effective coaching includes basic ingredients such as empathic understanding, honesty, support, liking, acceptance, friendliness, cooperation, caring and respect” (Moen, Hoigaard, & Peters, 2014, p. 76). The challenge for me is finding the balance between being supportive and meeting the individual needs of team members while also enhancing their ability and understanding of the sport. Understanding how to lead and coach various personalities within the team is essential to the team’s
Participating in organized basketball and football for ten years presented me the opportunity to achieve common goals working side-by-side with a variety of different personalities. Playing sports drove home the importance of harnessing different personalities and skill sets as key components to teamwork. Fundamental to teamwork is the ability to encourage others, to pick up new information, to learn from mistakes, to hold oneself accountable and to overcome defeat. Over time I have found that the lessons learned through team sports are broadly applicable tools for success. For instance, this past summer my
The coach tirelessly pursues personal education, formally and informally, both in the performance related sciences and in liberal arts. He sees the journey to coaching excellence as a never ending story; seen not only in terms of a chosen sport and coaching theory and practice, but in understanding how to successfully live a balanced and full life, while facing tougher and tougher challenges in the chosen field of endeavour.
As a coach I think it is very important for my athletes to reflect on their performance after each training session and competition so they can work out what they individually need to work on and what we need to work on as a team. One way that I will allow reflection to occur in my team is through the use of reflective journals. I would ask that the athletes record the feelings and emotions as well as records of team and individual success and failures and also what they would suggest needs improvement. I think that the athletes should use these journals to set themselves goals for the tournament. The reflective journals can be reviewed as a whole team or in a one-on-one situation between the players and myself as the coach.
Taking the time to reflect on why it is someone coaches is beneficial for personal growth, and for creating an awareness of one’s changes in motivation, which affects behavior. Therefore, changes in motivation can be reflected in someone’s behavior and his or her well-being. Those who feel that they are coaching because they want to, will be successful, and feel that coaching allows them to acquire relationships with their players, and display more motivation for coaching. Being aware of why someone coaches their sport is an important part of reflective practice. One person’s
I appreciate the strong sense of camaraderie in my school tennis team when we practice and play. I love that my mother (first name Marion) will call herself “Slumdog Marionaire” and only buy the cheap properties in my favorite board game Monopoly. When my Aunt Kathy directed her displeasure towards me during the Chinese checkers game, there was an explosion of laughter. The bond that grows between teammates and even opponents is unique to gameplay. The product of practice and the numerous hours of preparation may only be recognized in victory, but the process leading to this final reward or even defeat always holds a high value in the mind of a