Leadership Opportunities and Duties for Athletic Directors – March 19, 2015 Part 1
Social Impact of Sports -- Preamble, CHARACTER COUNTS! Arizona Sports Summit Accord
I will count my blessings daily and be grateful for what I possessgetting joy from moderation and avoiding all excess I will work hard and take initiative in order to exceland I'll make big things happen by doing the little things well . I will pursue victory with honor, not letting praise or criticism change how I actand I'll strive to be worthy of pride and emulation, in reputation and in fact I will be sincere, honest and loyal, worthy of other's trustI will be respectful and responsible, doing what I must I will always act with fairness and show others how much I care.and I'll be a good citizen and always do my share I will live my life with dignity, passion and fun and make each day my masterpiece when all is said and done I pledge to improve and safeguard my character and to myself be true being faithful to my convictions in all I say and do. I will strive to do what's right and let my conscience be my guide knowing my worth is measured by what I am inside I'll take on each day enthusiastically and give every task my all I will not whine complain or make excuses, even if I fall I will live my life with purpose, thinking ahead and having a plan I will never allow what I can't do interfere with what I can will find opportunity in adversity and do things right the first time through and never be afraid to change or to try something new I will be patient, poised and confident working toward each goal being sure to govern my emotions and demonstrate self-control. The Wooden Pledge Derived from the writings and philosophy of Coach John Wooden by Michael Josephson
Amos Alonzo Stagg I pray not for victory, but to do my best. To me, the coaching profession is one of the noblest and most far-reaching in building manhood. No man is too good to be the athletic coach for youth. Is this my best team ever? I won’t know that for another 20 years or so.
At the end of your coaching career, a testimonial in your honor is planned. Which of the following forms of tribute would you be most proud of?
Which of the following statements comes closest to your view as to what ought to be THE MOST IMPORTANT OBJECTIVE for a coach
If a coach wanted to, he/she could have a significant positive impact on an athlete's values, attitudes, and conduct in which of the following areas
Leadership Opportunities and Duties for Athletic Directors – March 19, 2015 Part 2
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Three stonecutters were asked what they were doing. If you change your perspective you change the way you experience the world. So what? What difference does it make how a person looks at his work? • The first man replied: “I am making bricks from this stone.” • The second said: “I am making the foundation for a building.” • The third answered: “I’m building a cathedral.”
Brian Davis calls penalty on self during play-off for $1 Million Prize - Backstroke grazed a reed costing him 1st pro victory and $400,000 Davis told officials he thought he saw his club graze a reed out of the corner of his eye. Penalty was confirmed only after multiple slow-motion replays. It cost Davis first professional win and a $1 million check ($400,000 more than the second place prize). April 2010
Six Pillars of Character TRRFCC
In an ethical sports culture, ethical principles are embedded in the DNA of all activities and decsions
Implementation Strategy for Coaches TEAM Program Content Teach—materials and format of delivery • As a coach, you will need to honor your commitment by moving from incidental to intentionalmethods of teaching character. • Use 10 minutes of every practice and before or after a game to discuss one or more elements of character in relation to events that occurred in a previous game or practice. (Recap actual events while they are fresh in the kids’ minds.)
Implementation Strategy for Coaches Enforce Clearly established expectations • Clear standards of conduct and consequences re: rules, sportsmanship and ethics • Establish clear behavior and attitude goals consistent with the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Implementation Strategy for Coaches Awareness Advocate —“marketing” strategies for pervasive publication and exhortation toward 6 Pillar behavior • PVWH Sports patches for uniforms and PVWH Sports logos and quotations on • field signage • printed programs • calendars • locker room • team bus • Establish and enforce sportsmanship rituals with teams, spirit groups and spectators • P.A. Announcements made by coach at beginning of event
Implementation Strategy for Coaches Communication • Communicate goals and get commitment of sports officials, managers and coaches, referees, parents, and players. • Line of communication with parents • Talk with individual players about goals for their participation as a team member Evaluation • Seek feedback from opposing coaches and officials • Assess as a team how well the team upheld the pillars during the season
Implementation Strategy for Coaches Continuity strategy Model— consistent, constructive means of mutual reinforcement and oversight to assure conformity to character goals • Create a culture that this is how we will coach student-athletes at our school or in our community program in all sports. • Recap and modify programs/new strategic plans.
Coaches Are the Decisive Element “I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in gym, on the field, or in the pool. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a coach, I possess a tremendous power to make an athlete’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized.” — Adaptation of Haim Ginott by Dr. Tom Crawford, USOC Coaching Division