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What is a coaching code of ethics?

What is a coaching code of ethics?


Exam 2 Study Guide 

What is a coaching code of ethics?

• Friday Night Lights (Film)  

Main Characters

- Boobie Miles

o Star player on the team until he suffered from a torn ACL  

▪ Depreciation of players

▪ Medical Treatment—doctors in lower income areas did not have the  same resources as doctors in wealthier towns. Ie—Boobie having  

to travel to a doctor to get an MRI

o In the end: plays for a Junior College

- Coach Gary Gaines

o Head Coach of the team

▪ Society’s view on what winning is

• Remember the once scene where two people in a car pulled  

Who is ryan stack?

up threatening coach to win the championship—even though  

the team made it to the championship, they would have been  

seen as losers (in the two men’s eyes) if they lost.  Don't forget about the age old question of What are the major shifts in work/housing/labor for women and african americans?
Don't forget about the age old question of What is the definition of self-efficacy?

o In the end: leads the ’89 team to a state championship win

- Don Billingsley

o Player on the team—best known for fumbling the ball

▪ Deals with an alcoholic father  

o In the end: Plays a little college football  

- Brian Chavez

o Only Hispanic player on the team  

o In the End: Accepted into Harvard, no longer plays football  

- Mike Winchell  

o Team’s quarterback  

Who is mike britain?

o In the end: Plays at Baylor University

• Bragging Rights (Film) 

- 1896 1st football game between Carolina and Clemson

- Games played on Thursday of fair week in Columbia

o Game called “Big Thursday”  

- NOT an official state holiday or state law

- Last game played in 1959

• Chapter 6 Study Points 

- Title IX increased girls’ participation  Don't forget about the age old question of What are quantitative traits?

- More than 70% of US kids drop out of youth sport before high school  Gender Differences Table 



- Enter sports sooner than girls - Stay with more traditional sport - Boys in rural and urban areas  participate more than girls

- Drop out sooner than boys

- Take part in a wide array of  


- Girls in rural and urban areas  participate less than boys

- BASKETBALL has the highest participation rates for both girls and boys

- Extreme sports had a 600% increase since 1990

o X games now mainstream

Athlete-Organized Sport v. Adult-Organized Sport  

Youth-Organized (Athlete)

Adult-Organized Sport

- lots of action for all players

- flexible rules

- time with friends

- freedom from adult interference or  criticism

- results soon forgotten

- DECREASED in popularity

- focuses on skill development  and proper positioning

- reinforces conformity through  strict rules and strategies

- adults choose competition  

level, arbitrate rule infractions,  and determine who plays and  


- INCREASED in popularity

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• Chapter 7 Study Points 

John Wooden “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because  your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others thing  you are”.  

- Youth Sport Coaching


o More than 3M youth sport coaches (mostly volunteers)

▪ Low coaching standards

▪ Inexperienced and untrained coaches

o BIGGEST CHALLENGE: High demand for youth coaches—results in  unqualified and high turnover rates

- Coaching Code of Ethics

o Nations: information and guidance

o States: rules and regulations  Don't forget about the age old question of Who are the married couple who studied sex and wanted to know what happens while you’re having sex?

- Training for Youth and High School Sport

o NFHS Coach education program

o SHAPE America

o National Youth Sports Coaches Association

- Training for College and Professional

o College- most require coaches to have a degree and playing experience o Professional- most require coaches to have experience in playing or  coaching  

- Coaching Males and Females

o Females are more motivated to improve their own performance o Males are more motivated to beat others  

• Chapter 8 Study Points 

- High School (interscholastic)—popularity measured by # of students  participating

o Boys: American football, track and field, basketball, baseball, soccer o Girls: track and field, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball  

1. Reluctance Participants- 25% joined due to outside pressure

2. Image-conscious socializers- 40% are motivated by rewards or approval 3. Competence-oriented athletes- play for the love of the game and for self achievement  

- All time high US participation in 2013-2014 of 8M students???? Texas w. the most.  Top 5 Reasons for Sport Participation 



1. Having fun

2. Staying in shape

3. Getting exercise

4. Improving skills

5. Doing something they’re good at

1. Having fun

2. Improving skills

3. Competing

4. Doing something they’re good at 5. Staying in shape

We also discuss several other topics like Where is mesopotamia located?

- Reasons to Restart Sport Participation

1. If practices were more fun

2. If they could play more

3. If coaches better understood players

4. If it did not conflict with studies or social life


5. If coaches were better teachers  

Pos. v. Neg. of Sport Participation in High School  



- Better attendance

- Better academic performance

- Development of moral, social, and  long-term health

- Resistance to drug and alcohol  abuse  

- College success

- Fewer behavioral problems

- Better self-image

- Development of leadership skills

- Character development research is  not clear

- Stat. omit students who cannot  play due to low grades

- Participation raises tendency to  binge drink

- Emphasize athletes rather than  academics

- Binge Drinking—WHY?  

o Binge drinking can occur in-between practices and games  

o Competitiveness can lead to binge drinking  

- College Sport (Intercollegiate)- popularity measured by # of teams  o Men: basketball, cross country, baseball, golf, soccer

o Women: basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, softball  

- Governance of Women’s Collegiate Athletics

o 1960: division for girls and women’s sports

o 1972: association for intercollegiate athletes for women

o 1981: NCAA takeover of women’s sport governance  

Random Facts

- FBS: Football Bowl Subdivision

- FCS: Football Championship Subdivision

- Division3—do not give out athletic scholarships  

Pos. v. Neg. of Sport Participation in College



- School pride

- Distraction from hard work

- Fame

- Free publicity from media

- Help with future employment

- Help with discipline and time  


- Athletic programs often lose  


- Programs are pressured to operate  as big businesses

- Athletes are sometimes  

academically unready

- Time demands affect athletes’  grades and social life  

- Illegal recruiting

- Athletes can be isolated on  


- “easy” majors encouraged

- Sport events can be treated as  giant parties by students


- Dexter Manly—example of an athlete who wasn’t academically ready o Illiterate—went to community college then the NFL  

▪ all pro for the Washington Redskins  

- Robert Smith—example for an athlete who’s coaches prioritized sport over  academics

o At Ohio State he was studying to be a doctor

▪ Public dispute between he and John Cooper (head coach)

▪ Football coaches discouraged him from taking science lab courses  for his major because they interfered with practice schedule  

- The Drake group: (7) Suggested Reforms for College Sport

1. Athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA

2. No first year eligibility allowed

3. Reform one year renewable scholarships

4. Sport must not conflict with class schedule

5. Retire the term student-athlete

6. Remove special academic support

7. Publically disclose course information  

• Chapter 9 Study Points 

- Traditions began with Greek civilization

- Dominance is shifting toward developing countries in certain sports o Soccer, cricket, table tennis

- Shoe Wars (Adidas, Reebok, Nike domination)

o Corporate use of labor in developing countries

- Sporting Goods and Globalization

o Free Trade Agreements



o Corporations are taxed at much lower rates when they move products  from country to country

o Cost-effective to sell large amounts of goods in wealthy countries and  locate production facilities in labor-intensive poor nations  

o EX: 1990s athletic shoes in the US cost over $100 per pair were being  produced by workers in Asia making less than 25 cents per hour  

- American influence on World Sport

o American colleges and professional leagues attract many of the top  athletes worldwide (MBA, NFL, MLB)  

o Athletes and families will go to extremes for a chance to play in American  leagues

▪ Doug Allison from GB, came to USC to play soccer

• Extreme: never visited the school


▪ Wanted to attend because “South” Carolina—knew that Disney was  in the south, though that coming to USC would allow him to go to  

Disney at some point.  

o US offers financial and cultural attraction for international athletes  Ryan Stack  

- Played basketball in the late 1990s  

o 2 years in NBA for Cleveland  

o 9-10 years overseas playing in 4-5 different countries  

o Ryan’s great, great grandfather grew up in Greece—Ryan was able to get  a Macedonian passport  

▪ Important because it allows teams to get more “Americans”  

o “Greek Easter”—custom that Ryann still practices  

- Cleveland

o Private jet, charted flight, whatever diner you wanted, all uniforms were  ready when they arrived. If you weren’t playing, you weren’t practicing - Spain

o Everything was a bus ride (10-12 hours), dinner was not chosen  (sandwich w/ hard bread and fish w/ a head still on it) and a can of coke.  Practice was 2 times a day—practiced morning for games at night. 2  practice uniforms (laundry was up to the players—no dryers, so clothes  had to be hung)  

o Heat isn’t on until the game begins (players had to practice in sweats and  gloves)  

o Lights were turned off as soon as practice was over—dim extra practices o No requirements that say that staff has to speak English

▪ Maybe 1 or 2 other players spoke English  

o Plexi-glass to protect players

▪ Smoking was allowed in the gym

▪ Audience would take a coin and heat it with a cig then try to toss it  down the players back.  

o Places to live has a bomb shelter built into the individual apartment  - Greece

o Guaranteed Contract- you’re going to get the full amount of that contracts  paid to you guaranteed by the contract

o Players often did not get all of their money—also not paid on the payment  schedule  

▪ Give players the money (in cash of American Dollars)

• Ryan- given $20,000 in cash but during a time of day where  

banks were closed. Players would have to hid the money,  

but often staff with keys would steal the money back  

- Medical Care  

o Cuts—doctor would be smoking, and ashes would be falling into the  stitches.  

- Drivers

o Assigned to take the players wherever the needed—but when stopped  they would drink a lot


- Training methods are different

o Layup drills w/o an actual basketball  

Mike Britain—player at USC, went to play with Spurs, went overseas and was  playing in Japan

- Only allowed 2 Americans, but the Americans could not be on the court at the  same time.  

- Expected to act as employees.  

o Come in and read the newspaper, have breakfast, have deck job for a few  hours, then go to lunch, then have a game or practice.


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