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Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports

Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
The result: It might push children away from physical activity
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Today's youth often lose interest in, or drop out of sport due to parents and coaches overemphasis on extrinsic values in sport, such as winning or cash prizes. Both parents and coaches are repeatedly accused of having scholarship expectations of children from a young age. I feel that the intrinsic values of sport such as fun and enjoyment and making friends, should be emphasized especially in youth sport. This approach would encourage children to take part in sport for meaningful reasons that benefit themselves rather than their parent or coach, giving them a more ethical value of their child's playing career. It could also help prevent youth burnout and dropout rates.

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Utah Local News - Salt Lake City News, Sports, Archive - The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Local News - Salt Lake City News, Sports, Archive - The Salt Lake Tribune | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
Utah's independent news source since 1871, The Salt Lake Tribune covers news entertainment, sports and weather for Salt Lake City and the state of Utah.
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Swimmers part of any college program expect to be able to approach their coach with issues bothering them, assuming that their coach should be understanding and protect them. This was not the case at university of Utah with head swim coach Greg Winslow, who was involved in alcohol and sex abusetowards players. Players where not given any sense of organizational justice, as some were stripped of 'full ride' scholarships. This highlights severe lack of social responsibility and shame to the school’s athletic department for not acting sooner. 

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Miskinis brings sledgehammer and mentality to team

Miskinis brings sledgehammer and mentality to team | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
Penn State women’s soccer fitness coach Greg Miskinis started giving out a sledgehammer to the MVP of each game and the team has embraced it.
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Greg Miskinis used a sledge hammer to mentally prepare the team. He smashed the university of Penn state women’s soccer team ‘boom box’ to pump up the team, and it worked. The Sledgehammer raised their adrenaline levels and created a feeling of energy and liveliness. For a coach finding the correct mental tactics for their team is important in being able to connect with a team verbally and mentally, so they can perform at their absolute best.

     

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Villas-Boas slept at training ground, took final training session and was sacked... but Abramovich blames the players

Villas-Boas slept at training ground, took final training session and was sacked... but Abramovich blames the players | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
At 1.15pm on Sunday, Roman Abramovich called together the dressing-room dissenters and blamed them directly for the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas.
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This article talks about Andre Villas Boas unpleasant time at Chelsea and how the players rebelled against him forcing the owner to sack him. Senior players at the club made the transition almost impossible for him to make an impact. He became obsessed with his job trying to please the club owner and players, he isolated his staff creating a deficient employee involvement and upset players trying to bring in younger faces. This resulted in certain players having a lack of trust and respect, resulting in decreasing job performance from staff and players.

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Why Fergie's Presence Is Undermining Moyes

Why Fergie's Presence Is Undermining Moyes | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
The shadow of Sir Alex Ferguson is looming over David Moyes and Manchester United . The Red Devils have only won three of their opening eight fixtures in the Premier League ...
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It was never going to be easy for David Moyes to take over Sir Alex Fergusons role at Manchester United. Although Ferguson isn’t directly interfering, he is constantly in the spotlight in the media, Taking on a new coaching job like this can be a difficult transition especially when the predecessor is lingering around. One of Ferguson’s most effective coaching attributes was his relationships with the players, he was very direct and achievement orientated hence the size of his trophy cabinate. He created a healthy enviornment with ‘shared interests, goals, and desired outcomes’. I believe that with continuous effort and time Moyes’ will be able to build a similar objective.

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Video: OTL -- Coach misconduct at Rutgers

Video: OTL -- Coach misconduct at Rutgers | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
Outside The Lines has obtained practice video that shows Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice berating and pushing players, and using slurs against t
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The Mis conduct of players seen in this video from the Rutger's basketball coach is a clear lack of self control and player management. The young men recieve physical and psychological abuse from the head coach, It's ridiculous that the school and athletic department did not act sooner. This indicates a lack of social responsibilty for the players.

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How Pep Guardiola got the Barcelona players on his side to halt team's decline into decadence - Telegraph

How Pep Guardiola got the Barcelona players on his side to halt team's decline into decadence  - Telegraph | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
Frank Rijkaard’s Barcelona were suffering an unstoppable decline into decadence, the dressing room lacking discipline and spirit.
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This article talks about Guardiola’s approach when he first took over Barcelona, he gave a memorable speech which set out a good vibe from day one. He showed charismatic leadership in his heart-felt speech, he had a sense of passion as he spoke of his involvement so far with the club . As a coach it is your job to create a plan of action, motivate your players, and make them believe in themselves and your concept, through a fun but disciplined environment. This is exactly what Guardiola has done during his time at the club, his influence and approach to his players and staff has made Barcelona a world class club.  

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Bullying accusations in high school sports blur lines between good coaching and abusive tactics

Bullying accusations in high school sports blur lines between good coaching and abusive tactics | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
Officials say visibility, new law have led to rise in bullying allegations against coaches
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This article talks about the thin line between motivating players and bullying them, nowadays coaches can’t be careful enough. We have to constantly be aware that high school players often use us as role models and so when they do get shouted at in practice or made to run laps, It is the coaches job to to explain the 'interactional justice' of the situation, why it happened and give them encouragement. The coach must show accountability but within reason.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I'd die for Jose but Pep is a coward

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I'd die for Jose but Pep is a coward | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most talented, controversial and enigmatic footballers of his generation.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic compares the different approaches Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola took. He describes Jose as approachable and understanding of other commitments but labels pep as the opposite. Jose Muriniho had good interpersonal skills showing an LMX (Leader member exchange theory) approach with him in comparison to Pep; he showed an interest in player development when the results didn’t directly affect himself and made an effort to speak to him in italian. Pep’s lack of effective communication hindered Zlatan’s development and Zlatan felt it created an unhealthy atmosphere.

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Ronaldo: Fergie to thank for stalling my ego

Ronaldo: Fergie to thank for stalling my ego | Sports management: McShane, A | Scoop.it
Cristiano Ronaldo credits Sir Alex Ferguson for turning him into a less selfish footballer.
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It is clear to see the immense amount of gratitude Cristiano Ronaldo holds for Sir Alex Ferguson in this particular article before he left Manchester United as a younf boy to join Madrid. ‘Empowering the client to create a shift in their context or point of view so that they can learn to open up new possibilities and support them in fulfilling their potential’, this abstract from the text really describes how Cristiano views Sir Alex . Sir Alex brought him in as a young teenager put him in a positive environmentwhere he felt no pressure. This evolved him as a player, helping him break through impasses taught him to make more logical decisions which in the long run empowered him to become a world class player. 

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