3447842-Coaching a Teenage Sports Team

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Teenage Sports Team 1 Running head: COACHING A TEENAGE SPORTS TEAM Coaching a Teenage Sports Team [Author’s Name] [Institution’s Name]
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Teenage Sports Team 2 Coaching a Teenage Sports Team It is generally believed that teenage children's games and sport play an important role in socializing teenage children to the values and beliefs of society. This is because teenage children are brought into contact with rules, social values and other teenage children, and need to develop the skills to survive and enjoy the competitive sport experience. Thus, games and sport are considered to be anticipatory models of society in which teenage children learn important lessons which benefit them later in life. That involvement in sport can lead to such valuable lessons and contribute to positive personality development has long been a coveted ideal for the supporters of competitive sport for teenage children. Beyond question, sport can provide a forum for teaching responsibility, conformity, subordination of self to the greater good, and the shaping of desirable achievement and social behaviors. But the notion that sport builds character does not sit well with critics of the current structure of competitive sports for teenage children who view the consequences of sport participation as mostly negative. The critics accuse participation of increasing aggression, retarding moral development and fostering an undesirable social climate for teenage children. (Anshel, M. H. 1995)
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Teenage Sports Team 3 Sport is very important for psychosocial development and is an important context in which peer status and peer acceptance is established and developed. Indeed, games and sport are the domain in which young boys compare themselves in order to demonstrate their standing relative to their peers. In terms of peer acceptance, it has been suggested that many characteristics, e.g. early onset of pubescence, normalcy of a given name, birth position, gender, ethnicity, social class, physical attractiveness and academic achievement (Chelladurai, P. & Arnott, M. 1985), contribute. However, one way a child can gain acceptance is to be good at activities valued by other teenage children. Because the sport experience is highly valued
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MBA_W MBA-147822 taught by Professor Anne during the Spring '09 term at Windsor.

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