Training program for U.S. Olympic coaches (Intro)

Training program for U.S. Olympic coaches Introduction: The impact of sports and the American culture Sports Values Shape National Values Many people believe that sports, education, and politics are the three most dominant and pervasive social forces that shape our society and influence the quality and character of American culture. Impact on values. The love of sports is so deeply …

Training program for U.S. Olympic coaches (Ethics 2)

Training program for U.S. Olympic coaches Ethics and sportsmanship: Part II SPORTSMANSHIP VS. GAMESMANSHIP Much of the disparity in viewpoint as to what is required of an ethical coach or athlete is a direct result of one’s philosophy about the very nature of sport. There are two major models of sport based on very different values and assumptions: the gamesmanship …

Training program for U.S. Olympic coaches (Ethics)

Training program for U.S. Olympic coaches Ethics and sportsmanship: Part I ETHICS Ethical Considerations Pervade Every Aspect of a Coach’s Behavior Any act that can be evaluated in terms of moral principles like honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and sportsmanship has ethical significance. Everything a coach says or does sends a message about values. Coaches are often the most influential …

Training program for U.S. Olympic coaches

Training program for U.S. Olympic coaches This report is reprinted from a Josephson Institute publication prepared for the Coaching Division of the United States Olympic Committee. Table of Contents Introduction: The Impact of Sports and the American Culture Mission & Values: Five Models of Sports Professional Responsibilities Ethics and Sportsmanship (part I) Ethics and Sportsmanship (part II) Strategies and Techniques …

Results of Last Month’s Sports Poll

Results of Last Month’s Sports Poll   Each month the Sportsmanship Blog includes a new poll and lists final results of the previous one. Read Principle Two: What Would You Do? on our Sportsmanship Blog and take this month’s poll. View newsletter archive Subscribe

Accepting the Rules of the Game

Accepting the Rules of the Game The Power of Character This selection is reprinted from Josephson Institute’s The Power of Character, which includes essays on a variety of topics from a variety of accomplished and interesting people. Purchase online » Accepting the Rules of the Game By John Naber John Naber, a sports commentator and motivational speaker, won four gold medals and …

The NCAA president’s annual address

The NCAA president’s annual address Myles Brand is the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). He delivered this annual address in January 2003. I am pleased to be with you today as the new president of the NCAA. I am – as we all are – fortunate to follow in the footsteps of those who have ably led …

A letter to college basketball coaches

A letter to college basketball coaches Jim Haney is the executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He sent this letter to all Division I college basketball coaches. Dear Coach, As a sports fan, I watch a lot of games on television. As a basketball fan, I see many basketball games, both NCAA and NBA. In recent weeks …

10 tenets for Pursuing Victory With Honor

10 tenets for Pursuing Victory With Honor Good sportsmanship doesn’t happen by chance. But it can become second nature when coaches, administrators, and players make it a priority. In celebration of National Sportsmanship Day, here are 10 reminders to help you keep character front and center: Great coaches and athletes model good behavior every day. Honor the letter and spirit …