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However, this is just the surface of his coaching style. Being a leader, Coach Carterhandles conflicts in a more collaborative manner. Promising his followers with the “you win, Iwin” rewards, Coach Carter strongly believes that this manner will help to lead the students withthe best solution.One of the most obvious reasons is the effort that Coach Carter has poured onto the team.Firstly, Coach Carter’s goal is needed to be clarified beforehand. His goal is not to help theschool basketball team to win games for the school; instead the coach wants his students tosecure a better life after graduating. Therefore, barring them from games and practices seems tobe a very commendable action as they need to concentrate their duty as a student first before anathlete. By doing so, the coach faced humiliation as he faced resistance from his superiors andthe community of Richmond. Even when his life has begun to be threatened, the coach still puthis goal before his own self-interest. The coach also realized that he needs time to change theway things are. Being forceful at first, the coach slowly warm up with the team; making jokesand even tried to celebrate with the team after their victory in order to maintain a goodrelationship with them. His method also proved to be a long term solution, as this event inspiredmany high school kids to aim better in their education. Besides that, according to real life eventreported by Froese (2014), Coach Carter since the film’s release in 2005 is currently flourishedas a motivational speaker. He does it all, from speaking engagements to running a boardingschool, because he believes in the next generation.Failures“Carter’s vision was to give the team a better future away from crime. Most of Carter’steammates in high school ended up in prison and some ended up dead. Carter wishes toimplement change. He wants his students to overcome the education that has designed for themto fail”. (Jan, 6 June 2013)
As explained above, Coach Carter’s vision has already proved his failure in the beginningof the movie. When he proposed his rules and introduced the requirements of contracts betweenhis student athletes and him; he is willing to let some of his dissatisfied students to quit the teamwithout even an effort to try stopping them and convince them that it is good for them. As aconsequences, some of the quitters may have exposed to hazardous lifestyle; involved ingangsters or drug dealing world. For example Timo; one of the quitters who may have eventuallyturn over a new leaf and ask for another chance worked for his drug dealing cousin after he quitsthe team. Coach Carter’s strict method might causes Timo’s life in danger as he may have beenshot by rival thugs just like his own cousin did later on.While Coach Carter constantly encourages teamwork within his students, the coachhimself failed to cooperate with his peers. In this case, he did not try hard to convince otherteachers and the board of school directors to follow his cause in reforming the students’ behavior.

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