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The Value Of A Nondirective: A Career As An Athlete

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When I am a coach, I want to help my athlete reach his/her’s dream, but also, I want to teach them valuable life lessons that they can use after they are done playing their sport. I want to base my coaching techniques from the idea of humanism, which is concerned with human worth, human development, and self-determination (pg. 260). I want my athlete to have a positive self-worth, grow to be a better athlete and human being every day, and have the mind set they can do anything they set their mind to.
The first thing I want to do as a coach, I want to have the relationship between the athlete and I to be nondirective. This means I want my athlete to be able to attempt and solve their problems on their own (pg. 260). Having a nondirective relationship,
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A personal value that is noted in the textbook and one that I think is really important from playing sports is to have personal responsibility as a main value (pg. 267). I want to teach my athlete to have personal responsibility as a value because it is something you are able to learn from sports and to be able to carry on throughout the rest of someone’s life. As an athlete, you can be responsible for things like getting to practice on time and doing your daily routine before practice starts, personal and performance problem solving, or achieving goals. Learning to have personal responsibility as a value will help my athlete to be capable of thriving and finding meaning in life after sports because they will have to be responsible in their daily life after they are done playing sports. They will have do things like paying their bills, getting to their job on time, problem solve, and simply take care of themselves. Other than personal responsibility, I want my athlete to gain other values like honesty, happiness, trustworthiness, acceptance of personal faults and mistakes, and…show more content…
In the textbook it says communication includes attention to the principles and skills of effective human relations, honest interpersonal communication, and constructive conflict resolution (pg. 265-266). I want my athlete to be comfortable with being honest and having open interpersonal communication with myself and their teammates. I want my athlete to not be afraid to ask questions, provide suggestions, or speak out. Teaching communication to my athlete will allow them to be capable of thriving and finding meaning in like after sports because I know they will be comfortable to ask questions when they need clarification and not be afraid to provide suggestions when they notice something is not
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