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DEN2(part1) - Brittney Harris Responding to Patricia A...

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Brittney Harris Responding to: Patricia A Adler and Peter Adler’s “Backboards and blackboards” Subject: Chapters 3-5 Record React “They would learn not only how to play college basketball, but also how to think, act, and interact as a college athlete.” (pg.71) This statement shows that even though you have a role as an athlete there are many “sub-roles” you must fulfill. “Their lives were segmented into three primary roles: athletic, social, and academic.” (pg.72) “They felt their athletic role intruded into their social sphere and caused them a loss of privacy.” (pg.122) This passage shows that being a college athlete has multiple roles associated with it. I agree with this statement. There are many roles that we, as athletes, must satisfy in order to be successful. Some of these roles proved, by the player’s remarks, to interfere with other roles. “Produced a sense of disorientation and role distance.” (pg.74) I agree with this. I also felt disoriented and distanced from my normal routine when I was first acquainted with my new college student-athlete role.
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