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Sportsmanship in general usually refers to athletes playing in a particular sporting event. How well the athlete handles him or herself in both victory and defeat speak volumes towards an athlete's sportsmanship. Athletes have been labeled bad sports for arguing calls on the field and their general interaction with fans and other players. However, the onus of sportsmanship has expanded from the players involved in the games in recent years. Fans, who have been known to throw projectiles onto the field, have been labeled bad sports in certain cities. But now a new advent of bad sportsmanship has come about. Parents of children in youth sports have developed a growing reputation for being some of the most violent and outspoken fans on any level of sports.
On July 7th, 2000 the level of violence between parents in youth sports reached a shocking low. An argument between Thomas Junta and Michael Costin….

Sportsmanship' in Employees
usiness is nothing but a sport, where winning comprises of gaining points in shareholder value, market share, profitability etc. And just like any other sport, winning in the business world requires a motivated, united and committed workforce, with a deep-rooted sense of 'sportsmanship.'

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines sportsmanship as "Conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing" (dictionary.com). Dictionary definitions besides, surprisingly, there appears to be very little consensus on what exactly construes 'sportsmanship.'

However, there is a good reference point in a research study published in 1996, which attempted to derive a definition of sportsmanship by applying premises from social psychological theories and research: "Results from a factor analysis revealed the presence of five factors corresponding to the respect and concern for: a) one's full commitment towards sports participation, b) the rules….

Educator Coach Resume
6335 La Mirada Way -- Long Beach, CA 92042

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR -- COACH -- ADMINISTRATOR -- TEACHER

Professional, experiences, articulate and student-focused professional with proven expertise in motivating you to achieve appropriate goals. Prioritizing strategies for wining school athletic programs without losing sight of team-building, social, and sportsmanship training. Holds students, parents, staff in high-esteem while ensuring that students of all levels are accountable for their performance and attitude, on and off the field. Interacts with colleagues and administrators with a high degree of professionalism and personal integrity. Background includes pedagogical leadership and business. Extremely dedicated to student and staff development. Proficient with athletic scheduling software. Adept at training programs for all levels.

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE

LONG BEACH HIGH SCHOOL, Long Beach, CA

2002 -- Present

Athletic Director, Boys Football and Basketball Coach

Reorganized football and basketball programs and exceeded California Athletic Association Standards

Created new policies and procedures, complete rewrite of Athletic Handbook

Took football team to….

Ethics on Sports It Is
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D., What is Altitude Training section). The Website promoting products that Hypoxico Altitude Training Systems offers, reports that when a person is exposed to hypoxia, oxygen reduced environments, his/her body "struggles to produce required amounts of energy with less available oxygen. This struggle triggers the onset of a range of physiological adaptations geared towards enhancing the efficiency of the body's respiratory, cardiovascular and oxygen utilization systems" (Hypoxico Altitude Training, N.D., Why it Works section). In consideration of controversial perceptions regarding ethical conclusions relating to hypoxico, Lippi, Guides and Franchini stress that the "spirit of sport" needs to be developed to include the notion of ethics and authenticity. Lippi, Guides and Franchini, nevertheless, report that they do not entirely agree with the assumption that teleologically, no evidence suggests that more harm than good comes from these particular devices. They note that a universal ban on passive training regimens, such as hypoxic,….

, 1999). In many areas of the country this may be very accurate.
Another problem that comes into the picture where obesity in children is concerned is that many parents must work very long hours today to pay bills and have money for what their family needs (Mokdad, et al., 1999). ecause of this, many children are latchkey kids and are not watched as closely by their parents as they used to be (Mokdad, et al., 1999). Children used to come home from school and go and play with others, but many now live in neighborhoods where this is unsafe or where there are no children their age so they remain inside watching TV or playing video games and snacking on whatever is available (Mokdad, et al., 1999).

If there is healthy food in the house this is often not a problem, but many households are full of potato chips, candy, soda,….

Honor Code of Chinese Warriors
The objective of this study is to discuss the honor code of warrior-heroes in Chinese history and to answer to what the honor code consists of and the origin of the honor code. As well, this study will examine how this honor code influenced the intentions, words, and actions of the warriors and how the honor code manifests itself in novels, how and when the codes apply and what competing visions existed in human conduct.

Wuxia is a term in Mandarin that means literally "martial arts chivalry" and is representative of a unique Chinese type of story that is dated back as far as the Tang Dynasty (681-907). Wuxia is defined by stories "that combine wushu (martial arts) tradition with deeds of heroic chivalry perfomed by men and women." (Pollard, 2011, p.1) Wuxia stories are rooted in "early youxia (?

) and cike (?

) stories around 2nd to….

2007)." The authors also explain that there is a great deal of interest in the concept of school engagement because it is believed to be influenced by environmental changes (Fredricks et al., 2004; Dotterer et al. 2007). As a result of racial and ethnic achievement gaps, the study of school engagement amongst students of color is essential to closing these gaps. Previous research uncovered a pattern of underachievement in African-American students who have lower grades and receive less education than non-Hispanic White students (Dotterer et al. 2007).
According to Jimerson et al. (2003) there are three dimensions of school engagement: affective, behavioral, and cognitive. The affective dimension is associated with an emotional connection to school and the sense of belonging that students have with their school. Additionally this dimension of school engagement is often referred to as school attachment (Johnson et al., 2001). The affective dimension of school engagement "reflects….

Rules & Regs Of College
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In the past, the NCAA believes the fouled team could gain an advantage by selecting its best shooter from the roster. Now it appears that it's okay, though, for the opposing coach to select the worst shooter.
oth men's and women's committees are placing a more significant emphasis on sportsmanship. A growing number of taunting incidents, along with throwing elbows under the basket, and the charging and blocking incidents are being looked at for further action. Officials have been notified that they should put an emphasis on controlling those situations.

(Associated Press)

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Halpin, T. "NCAA Men's and Women's asketball Rules Committees Announce Rules Changes Including a Focus on Sportsmanship." 6 May 2009. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 15 September 2009 .

Smith, M. "A New asketball Rule for 2009-2010: What was the NCAA thinking?" 9 June 2009. leacher Report. 15 September 2009 ..

(Why I Quit Hockey... Keep Your Priorities Straight)
The mark of success is often due to goals in a hockey match, but in practice other performances are equally important, and that should be realized the people who are encouraging the player. The supporters often want the player to carry out action on the field that the player cannot do due to his deficiencies in some areas, though that does not make him any less a player. The players often get encouragement from their non-tournament performance as then they can perform without tension and this improves their capacities as a player. The supporters keep advising the coaches about what they should or should not do, and often enough even the players knows that such an action will be wrong. The players are aware that their game is costing the guardians money, and to them it seems that the guardian is not….

Given that people engage in sporting events for a wide range of reasons, the authors assert that it is time for athletes to develop a moral code that embraces higher standards of conduct that will help reverse these recent trends and once again provide American sports with a sense of fair play and respect.
Fredenburg, Karen, Rafer Lutz, Glenn Miller et al. (2005). "Dismissals and Perceptions of Pressure in Coaching in Texas High Schools: Similarities and Differences with Previous Studies Show the Contemporary Face of Coaching Pressure." JOPERD-- The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 76(1):29.

In this essay, the authors report that there have been a number of recent studies and reports that suggest that the pressure in high school sports is growing, rather than declining. The authors cite an article in Sports Illustrated that described the alarming trends of parental misbehavior at youth sport events. The president of….

Junior golf is a sport that teaches skills and lessons kids and teens keep learning from, for the rest of their lives. Through observation and communication, youth understand the value of fairness, good sportsmanship, competitive spirit, teamwork, and several other key lessons. This is due to the core values taught by instructors and junior golfers in the sport. Some like Bandura and otter observe such phenomenon as a product of social learning theory.
Social learning theory or as Bandura relabeled, social cognitive theory, posits that behavior is determined from expectancies as well as incentives. Expectancies are divided into three types. The first is expectancies about environmental cues or beliefs on what leads to what. The second is expectancies about the consequences of an individual's actions meaning outcome expectation. The third is expectancies over competence to perform a necessary behavior in order to influence outcomes, termed efficacy expectation.

These expectancies are what fuels….

hank aaron
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Hank Aaron is a household name in baseball, one of the most important and influential players in any sport. The reasons for Hank Aaron's success go far beyond his athletic abilities and talents as a player -- for which he is obviously renowned -- but to his sportsmanship, his civil rights activism, and for his overall character. Aaron contributed tremendously to the sport of baseball by injecting his values and ideals into the game.
Born Henry Louis Allen, Hank was born in Mobile, Alabama in what has widely been described as a "humble" and economically underprivileged circumstances ("Hank Aaron," n.d.). Segregation and overt, politically and socially sanctioned racism was a part of life in the America that Hank knew. Hank admitted he was bitten by the baseball bug at a young age, and was already "showing prowess" when he was just four years old (Vascellaro 2). Clearly a child prodigy athlete,….

Unlike either deontological or utilitarian ethics, virtue ethics focuses on character. Because virtue ethics are not consequentialist, overall virtue ethical frameworks are more akin to deontological analysis of moral right and wrong. One’s intentions are as important as one’s actions; the consequences of one’s actions are important but not as much as remaining honest, compassionate, and willing to learn. At the same time, Aristotle and other proponents of virtue ethics believed that it is most important to be a good person, and to live a good life, than it is to ascribe to some external moral code.
Two virtues that are important to living a flourishing or successful life, in Aristotle’s sense, include magnanimity and temperance (“Traditional Theories of Ethics,” n.d.). Magnanimity is best understood as understated confidence, evident in behaviors like good sportsmanship whether one wins or loses. Temperance is moderation in all areas of life: not going to any….

RULES: locks should not be thrown across the line. Scores are recorded to the nearest tenth of a second.
3. ONE-MILE RUN/WALK

OJECTIVE: To measure heart and lung endurance by fastest time to cover a one-mile distance. TESTING: On a safe, one-mile distance, students begin running on the count "Ready? Go!" Walking may be interpersed with running. However, the students should be encouraged to cover the distance in as short a time as possible. RULES: efore administering this test, students' health status should be reviewed. Students should be given ample instruction on pacing themselves and should be allowed to practice running this distance against time. Sufficient time should be allowed for warming up and cooling down before and after the test. Times are recorded in minutes and seconds.

4. PULL-UPS

OJECTIVE: To measure upper body strength and endurance by maximum number of pull-ups completed. TESTING: Student hangs from a horizontal bar at a….


However, while I see that Boy Scouts has helped develop my empathy and my planning ability, I know that I continue to struggle with my ability to frame concepts for a group. Servant leadership is not about asserting power, but about developing rightful authority. ather than force a group to do the leader's bidding, a servant leader's role is to persuade people to follow the leader's path. However, it is not really the leader's path that he asks people to follow. On the contrary, because a servant leader listens to people, respects all members of the group, and considers short- and long-term consequences, the path that the servant leader proposes should be one that is best for the group. Of course, that path may not seem best to the group because of competing interests, short-term worldview, or the fact that every plan is going to have pluses and minuses for….

The Evolution of Basketball: A Historical Perspective

From peach baskets to air Jordans: The technological advancements that have shaped the game
The rise of the NBA as a global phenomenon: How basketball became a cultural and economic force
The impact of star players on the popularity and growth of basketball

The Social and Cultural Impact of Basketball

The influence of basketball on urban culture and youth identity
Basketball as a tool for social change and community building
The representation of diverse cultures and perspectives in the game

The Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Basketball

The mental toughness and determination required to succeed....

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Sports

Sportsmanship in General Usually Refers to Athletes

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Sportsmanship' in Employees Business Is Nothing but

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Sportsmanship' in Employees usiness is nothing but a sport, where winning comprises of gaining points in shareholder value, market share, profitability etc. And just like any other sport, winning…

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Professional Business Resume

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Ethics on Sports It Is

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School-Based Intervention Trials for the

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Honor Code of Chinese Warriors the Objective

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Teaching

Co-Curricular Activities High School Can

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2007)." The authors also explain that there is a great deal of interest in the concept of school engagement because it is believed to be influenced by environmental…

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Rules & Regs Of College

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Length: 1 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

In the past, the NCAA believes the fouled team could gain an advantage by selecting its best shooter from the roster. Now it appears that it's okay, though,…

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Children

Retention of Participants in Youth

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Violence in American Sports Today

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Length: 9 Pages
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Sociology - Counseling

Bandura and Examination of Hbm and Sct

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Junior golf is a sport that teaches skills and lessons kids and teens keep learning from, for the rest of their lives. Through observation and communication, youth understand the…

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Sports

hank aaron

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Hank Aaron is a household name in baseball, one of the most important and influential players in any sport. The reasons for Hank Aaron's success go far beyond his…

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Ethics / Morality

aristotle nicomachean ethics and virtue ethics

Words: 680
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Unlike either deontological or utilitarian ethics, virtue ethics focuses on character. Because virtue ethics are not consequentialist, overall virtue ethical frameworks are more akin to deontological analysis of moral…

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President Kennedy's Contribution to Physical

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Leadership and Social Change Boy

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However, while I see that Boy Scouts has helped develop my empathy and my planning ability, I know that I continue to struggle with my ability to frame concepts…

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