DISHONEST and diminish the joy of playing sports WINNING isnt everything its

Dishonest and diminish the joy of playing sports

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[DISHONEST] and diminish the joy of playing sports. [ WINNING] isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” said Vince Lombardi. Actually, Lombardi did not say it [ QUITE] that way; that was a reporter’s mutation. What Lombardi really said was this: “ [WINNING] isn’t everything, but [STRIVING] to win is.” Lombardi went on to clarify: “The [SPIRIT] , the [ WILL] to win, and the will to [EXCEL] are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more [IMPORTANT] than the events that occur.” Does it make sense that the [EMPHASIS] on winning should not be on the [ WINNING] itself but on the striving to win? It’s the [ PURSUIT] of the victory, the dream of [ACHIEVING] the goal, more than the goal itself that [ YEILDS] the joy of sports. Many outstanding athletes candidly say that their best [MEMORIES] of sport are not the victories themselves but the months of [ PREPARATION] and anticipation and the self-revelation the received [ BEFORE] and [ DURING] the competition. Commitment Competition and [STRIVING] to win are significant in another way. Today we hear much about our [ALIENATED] youths, their lack of [COMMITMENT] to our established institutions, and their lack of [DESIRE] to achieve excellence. Sadly, many young people are not finding [ ACTIVITIES] in their homes, schools, or places of [WORSHIP] worthy of their commitment. But youths are often turned on by sport; they find sport a [SPORT] worth pursuing. Why? Youth are drawn to the [ COMPETITION] – the comparison of abilities and efforts, the [STRIVING] to win, and recognition of [EXCELLENCE] achieved. Plus, let’s not forget that [SPORT] is just plain fun. Educators are concerned about the lack of [COMMITMENT] demonstrated by so many youths to many of society’s institutions, but [SPORTS] require the type of [COMMITMENT] that often results in great [PERSONAL] accomplishments. Many of America’s most famous [COACHES] commented on the importance of commitment in achieving success. They observe that sport’s great [ ACHIEVEMENTS] come about when [ATHLETES] must make an [ INTENSE] commitment to their sport, when only their total [ CONCENTRATED] effort may result in winning. Even when [WINNING] is not AL349 _ Chapter 2 Page 4 Principles of Coaching
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Determining Your Coaching Objectives guaranteed, but [SUCSESS] is. When athletes give their best, when they [ COMMIT] themselves to pursuing excellence, [ WIN] or lose they are successful. Ethical Behavior Through sport, young [PEOPLE] can develop morally; they can learn a [BASIC] code of ethics that is [TRANSFERABLE] to a moral code for life. Competitive [SPORT] – in which wining is a [VALUED] prize – provides opportunities for [HIGH] levels of moral development to occur.
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