sport programs receive more FUNDING than losing ones and coaches JOBS sometimes

Sport programs receive more funding than losing ones

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sport programs receive more [ FUNDING ] than losing ones, and coaches’ [JOBS ] sometimes depend on the win-loss record. As powerful as this [MESSAGE ] may be in our society, it is one the author urges to be rejected. Instead, [ STRIVE ] to coach to achieve all [THREE ] objectives, while keeping in mind that the [DEVELOPMENT ] of your athletes is your foremost priority. As you coach for development, you will likely find that [WINNING ] falls into place. Recreational Versus Competitive Sport Programs The sport programs our society offers vary widely in the emphasis placed on winning. Recreational Sport Emphasis on . . . Competitive Sport [FUN ] [WINNING ] [LEARNING ] [ PERFORMANCE ] AL349 _ Chapter 2 Page 2 Principles of Coaching
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Determining Your Coaching Objectives [PARTICIPATION ] [ PARTICIPATION BY THE BEST ] Both [ RECREATIONAL ] and [ COMPETITIVE ] sport programs are valuable as long as the long-term goal of helping [ATHLETES ] develop remains the [ TOP ] priority. But herein is one of our society’s [SIGNIFICANT] sport problems; many coaches, administrators, parents, and team supporters place [ GREATER ] emphasis on the [IMMEDIATE ] short-term objective of winning than on the less [ OBSERVABLE ] long-term objective of development. A second significant problem is the [DISCREPANCY ] that sometimes exists between the short-term objectives of [RECREATIONAL ] and competitive sports programs and the short-term [OBJECTIVE ] of coaches. A Winning Philosophy Athletes [ FIRST ] , Winning [ SECOND ] What these four [ WORDS ] mean is this: Every [ DECISION ] you make and every [BEHAVIOR ] you display should be based first on what you [ JUDGE ] is best for your athletes, and second on what may [IMPROVE ] the athlete’s or team’s [CHANCES ] of winning. Athletes First, [WINNING ] Second is the philosophical foundation for the [ BILL OF RIGHTS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES ] . Athletes First, Winning Second is [ SIMPLE ] to state, but not [ SIMPLE ] to implement. Today some sport organizations are led by [ADMINISTRATORS ] who demand that coaches [ REVERSE ] this objective – Winning First, Athletes Second – either because [WINNING ] is their personal objective or because they are [ PRESSURED ] by others. Coaches who [SKILLFULLY ] help young people become better human [ BEINGS ] but fail to win are considered losers, and all too often are fired. This is the regrettable reality in sport today, but through sport [EDUCATION ] programs, more enlightened sport administrators, and coaches with AL349 _ Chapter 2 Page 3 Principles of Coaching
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Determining Your Coaching Objectives an [ ATHLETES FIRST, WINNING SECOND ] philosophy, this will change. In the final analysis, what’s important is not how many [ GAMES ] you win, but how many young people you help to become [WINNERS ] in life.
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