1stevensonandtheprocessofbecomingahigh

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Unformatted text preview: hers. Opportunities to play in ways that are personally satisfying. Becoming and Staying Involved II Becoming The above (functionalist explanations) are incomplete “snapshots”, unlike the “video” explanations below. 1. Stevenson and the process of becoming a high performance athlete. Interviews with athletes made this process sound like career building. a) There was a process of introduction and involvement during which they received support from others. b) Developing a commitment to sport by forming a web of interpersonal relationships (identity formation). Becoming and Staying Involved III Becoming 2. Donnelly & Young, and becoming accepted as athletes in rock climbing and rubgy. They identified a 4 stage process: a) Acquiring knowledge about the sport. b) Associating with people in the sport. c) Learning what people think about their sport and associated expectations. d) Becoming recognized fully as an athlete. Becoming and Staying Involved IV Becoming 1. White & Coakley, and decisions on participation. Interviews demonstrated that participation was influenced by: a) Their ideas on sports participation which were related to other interests and goals. b) Their desire to display competence in order to gain recognition and respect. c) Memories of past experiences with physical play. d) Sports­related cultural images and messages they had absorbed. Changing or Ending Sport Participation Participation 1. Coakley and burnout. – Elite adolescen...
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