“Sports participation surpasses reading, discussing, and role playing environments because it’s ‘experienced,’ and sport provides spontaneity – situations are unplanned, unforeseen, and unique. Responses are based on application of concepts, and accountability becomes real, mirroring the agency in real life.”
-Tod and Hodge
Andrea (On-dree-uh) Leduc
7 days of basketball, 5 of which began with team building activities
Create 1st list
2nd list Reflection
2 TRUTHS – 1 LIE
3-MAN / 5 MAN WEAVE
A FLAT BASKETBALL?!
1 V 1
3 V 3
AROUND THE WORLD
Sportsmanship, effort, respect, teamwork, encouraging others, responsibility, reliability, trust
Wasn’t about basketball
Finding the value in athletics
All of these aid us in performing the tasks that we find most simple in our daily lives
Small studies have been done on athletes attitudes about themselves –
They have higher perceived movement competence but the study rejects the notion that playing sports gives one a better global self-concept
Extrinsic ( comparison good/better/best)
*54 percent of male football players, 49 percent of male basketball players, and 18 percent of females in all sports approve of trash-talking.
*34 percent of all the boys and 12 percent of all the girls approve of a coach trying to pump up the team by swearing at officials to get himself or herself thrown out of a game.
*Two-fifths of the boys and one-fourth of the girls see nothing wrong with using a stolen playbook sent by an anonymous supporter before a big game.
*30 percent of all boys and 20 percent of girl softball players think it's okay for a softball pitcher to deliberately throw at a batter who homered the last time up.
Traditionally assumed that playing competitive sports would naturally build one’s character
This assumption is where everything goes awry - it leaves out the important component to the building of character: freedom of choice
Sports offer athletes and teams the opportunity to build their character through the choices they make
A conscious, determined, intentional effort and focus to shape one’s character through participation in competitive sports is something everyone works toward making happen.
Place A High Emphasis on Character
Place High Expectations For Behavior
Set A Good Example
Make Good Sportsmanship A ‘Must’
Hold Kids Accountable
View Sports With A Holistic Approach
If “winning” and “character” are ever at odds with each other, character must come out on top
…to my cooperating teachers in Springport Elementary and Middle School for letting me share their classroom and teaching me their tricks of the trade, to all of the professors I’ve had along the way for their high expectations and the knowledge they’ve given me, to my field supervisor for making the trips to observe me and make sure I was staying on track, and the “biggest-warmest-most sincere-thanks-you-could-ever-give-to-anyone – thanks” to my parents for making all of this possible and supporting me in everything I do.