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Robert Zayas Parents, Coaches, Students 1 Hour Presentation C Pursuing Victory With Honor C Best and Worst of Sportsmanship Think of the best and worst example of sportsmanship that you have witnessed. What made you remember these moments?
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Parents, Coaches, Students
1 Hour Presentation
“We live in a society that is win at all cost. Our society has desensitized our values and it carries over to sport. We need to make improvements and hopefully, the next generation will be better than we are.”
- Grant Hill
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The result was the Arizona Accord a document of 16 core principles that establish a framework of principles and a common language of VALUES that can be adopted and practiced widely so that sports can do a better job of enhancing the character and uplifting the ethics of the nation.
NOTE: Provide Arizona Accord to Coaches
Are your sports program’s values connected to your school community and family values?
What Values are you sending out to society?
We have allowed it to be tattooed with behaviors that defy sportsmanship, and dyed with colors that hide the beauty and purity of high school sports
We have permitted it to be pierced with:
Win At All Costs
THIS FACE IS A REFLECTION OF AND REPRESENTS WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TODAY
“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
WE DON’T WANT TO SEND MIXED SIGNALS
What you permit, you promote!
What you allow, you encourage!
Said the college professor,
“Such rawness in a student is a shame.
Lack of preparation in high school is to blame.
Said the high school teacher,
“Good heavens, that boy’s a fool. The fault, of course is with the middle school.”
The middle school teacher said, “From, such stupidity may I be spared. They sent him to me so unprepared.”
The primary teacher huffed, “Kindergarten blockheads all. They call that preparation? Why that is worse than
none at all.”
What kind of woman must the mother be?”
The mother said, “Poor helpless child. He’s not to blame. His father’s folks were just the same.”
Said the father at the end of the line,
“I doubt the rascal’s even mine.”
Steroid use is considered a form of cheating.
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26 Years Young 40 Years Old
(Kick to the head)
Everybody does it. It's only cheating if you get caught
“It's not a big deal. Never has there been a penalty kick in the history of soccer when a goalkeeper didn't cheat off the line.” -- U.S. team spokesman Aaron Heifetz
A Bronx Little League team tried to pass off 14 year old Danny Almonte as a 12-year-old to win the 2001 little league world series.
Almonte pitched four victories in the little league world series, including a perfect game. He struck out 62 of the 72 batters he faced.
If your answer to the above questions, is yes; there is no way you can ever fail.
What is your school going to do to promote the idea of Pursuing Victory With Honor?