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Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete: Steve House, Scott Johnston, Mark Twight: 9781938340239: Amazon.com: Books

Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

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Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete [Steve House, Scott Johnston, Mark Twight] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador
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1 April 2014

Sports in Public Schools

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Scott Johnson. Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete.  Patagonia Books.  18 Mar. 2014.Print. 01 Apr. 2014.

                        In this book, the authors share experience of their own, related to sports. Scott Johnson is a coach for several of the nation’s top cross country skiers. He is also a climber. However, the book is based on a world class climber Steve House. House is not only a climber, he is a mountain guide and a Patagonia ambassador. He shares his opinions about how sports in youth motivated him to accomplish what he gas accomplished in his life. Mark Twight is the author of one of the essays in this book. Mark is also a climber as well as an author of several books. In the essay he expresses the importance of sports and says “ applying training practices from endurance sports has helped him achieve his goals. I chose this specific because it supports my point of view. The information in this essay is based on experience and what better source than personal experience.

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The Case Against High-School Sports

The Case Against High-School Sports | sports and public education | Scoop.it
The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings?
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Sports in Public Schools

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Ripley, Amanda. “The Case Against High School Sports.” Oct. 2013. Points Of View Reference Center.Web. 01 Apr. 2014

This article discusses the financing of high school sports. They touch on topics as what role sports play in college recruitment. Also how high school sports sustain student engagement. Ripley also expresses how participation in high school sports help keep students from engaging in illegal activity. Ripley uses many resources in her article to back her point of view. Some of these sources are professional, and others speak from personal experience. One of her sources, (Jenni), moved to the United States from South Korea and says “sports are a big deal here”. She expresses the differences in sports here and in her home country.in not so many words, she shares that, from her own experience, that her dedication to sports has helped her to dedicate academically. I chose this source because personal experience is the best source.

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Experts Debate Role of Sports in U.S. High Schools

Experts Debate Role of Sports in U.S. High Schools | sports and public education | Scoop.it
The New America Foundation held a panel to discuss the pros and cons of sports in U.S. high schools.
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Bryan Toporek. “Experts Debate the Role of Sports in US High Schools.” Education Week. N.p.,  12 Nov. 2013.Web. 01 Apr. 2014

                        In this blog there is a debate on whether or not sports should remain in public schools. The blog shows points of view from both perspectives. It also shared Amanda Ripley’s point of view, which is another source I used for my theory. It is expressed in this blog that sports are not only good for physical benefits. Toporek says “the true benefits of youth sports are the life lessons that translate to success as adults. Toporek also adds many sources that back up his argument. Reliable sources, I might add.  A man named Thomas is another expert in this blog debate that expresses his opinions. The closing remark of the blog being “Thomas believes that instead of cutting sports,  schools might want to consider how to increase the participation”. The points of view from each expert support my perspective. Sports are very beneficial to high school students. The blog was chosen because of the reliable resources that support my theory

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AcademicBenefits.pdf

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Comparison of Self-reported G.P.A.’s of 3.0 and Above and 3.5 and Above from Non-athletes and Athletes. 2008-2009.” Graph. Journal of Sports Administration and Supervision. Web. 01 Apr. 2014.

                        This table is based on an ACT questionnaire. It shows the percentages of G.P.A.’s. It ranges from athletes to non-athletes and G.P.A.’s from3.0 and above and 3.5 and above. Based on this study, of 17,249 non-athletic students, 88.1% graduated. That leaves a number of 2,323 students that failed to graduate. While out of 12,218 athletic students, 99.6% graduated, leaving in 303 failing to graduate. The statistics speak for themselves. This chart supports my argument, which is why it was chosen. It more than proves that sports in school increase academic achievements of athletic students.

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High School Sports

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Sacrificing high school sports lessens every child’s high school experience, their ability
to perform at optimum academic levels and develop into a well-rounded adult.
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“Lisa Dunning, Marriage & Family TherapistParent/Chid Relationship Specialist.” High School Sports.  N.p., 2004.Web. 01 Apr. 2014.

                        Dunning is a “Marriage and Family Therapist”, as well as a “Parent/Child Relationship Specialist.” Dunning states her opinions of high school sports which basically says that sports promote bonding and encouragement, as well as boosts over all morale and support. Also as an adult looking back, adults have very fond memories of the high school sports in which they participated. In this article, Dunning talks about how the importance of high school sports can be found in elementary school. Dunning gave the example of taking a childs recess as a consequence of poor behavior to have the opposite desired effect. Recess, (relating to sport like activity), gives the child a release of frustration and anger, allowing the child to better cope with the aspects of academics they do not enjoy. The article also adds that this example offers teenage students the same outlet. As adults, parents look forward to their children experiencing the similar experiences that they had in sports. Over all, from elementary to adult hood, the feelings are the same when it concerns sports and school. The reason this article was chosen is because of the insight from child hood to adult hood.

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Sports are a huge benefit and this article proves it.  It can be used to show other students how sports can make you more of a team player and have a more enjoyable high school time.


As administrators we need to be able to show and prove why sports are important.  We then need to take the time to invest in these students and their activities.  

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Sport Psychology: A Student's Handbook: Matt Jarvis: 9781841695822: Amazon.com: Books

Sport Psychology: A Student's Handbook

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Sport Psychology: A Student's Handbook [Matt Jarvis] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book offers a student-friendly introduction to the discipline of sport psychology. All the key psychological issues in sport are explored
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Jarvis, Matt. Sports Psychology: A Students Handbook. London: Routledge, 2006. Print

                        Jarvis has many theories in his book. These theories range from personality development in sports to the motivation of sports. However, in a specific chapter, “Personality Characteristics and Sporting Behavior”, he expresses that personality is not something we are born with. Personality is a set of learned behaviors, and sports help build personality. In this book there are many topics related to sports. Jarvis says “sports provide a way to build social ability”. Also being active in sports can provide more opportunity. Learning how to be competitive in sports, along with determination, can result in being more active in academics. Jarvis also shares the outlook from other experts in his book. I chose this book because it provides a better outlook on the theory that, sports provide incentive for students to be academically successful.

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Budget Cuts Put School Sports On Chopping Block

Budget Cuts Put School Sports On Chopping Block | sports and public education | Scoop.it
With states slashing budgets, football and other high school sports may be among the first to go.
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Montagne, Renee. “Budget Cuts Put School Sports on Chopping Block.” Morning Edition. National Public Radio. 16 Mar. 2011. Radio.Transcript.

                        In this transcript, Deford  shows the importance of sports in school. Sports are huge part of a city’s identity. Lacking in sports, students sustain personal loss from developing their talents. Deford talks about the high expense for sports but ultimately agrees that the cost for sports is well worth it. Although the main sport stressed in this transcript is football, it is also the most expensive. The sport spirit that is shown for football season says it all. The main sports in school are softball, basketball, and football. But I think we can all agree that football is the most followed. Deford  says that “dropping sports would cause more hysteria that raising taxes”. This transcript was chosen because it supports my perspective.

 

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Comparing the Academic Performance of High School Athletes and Non-Athletes in Kansas 2008-2009

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Lumkin, Angela and Favor, Judy. ”Comparing the Academic Performanceof High School Athletes and Non-athletes in Kansas in 2008-2009. Journal of Sports Administration and Supervision.”12.4 (2012):41-42. Print.

Lumkin and favor put it quite simple. Sports are a positive influence in the effect of academic grades. They have provided proof through studies that in fact having sports in school is an incentive for students to have high achievements academically. In order to participate in sports, students must maintain a certain grade point average, meet attendance criteria, as well as remain disciplinary free. So basically to get what you want you must maintain what is required. The reason I chose this article is because it supports my argument .  Lumkin  is a professor of health, sport, and exercise. Favor is an assistant dean of education and exercise sciences. With these qualifications they make great resources. In the article they also provide proof of studies to support their opinion. Having reliable resources make for more credible information.

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NFHS | National Federation of State High School Associations

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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and fine arts activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 18,500 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7 million in high school sports.
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“NFHS | National Federation of State High School Associations.” Review . n.d :n. pag.NFHS | National Federation of State High School Associations. Web.01 Apr. 2014.

The National Federation of High School Associations is a site that provides positive outlook on the issues of school sports. This site also offers numerous resources to find anything sport/school related issues ranging from athletic activities to sports medicine and everything in between. This website is a great resource for all sports related topics. The site has posts referring to how sports in school is an important part of developing character. Character is based on personality, and personality is a learned set of behaviors. So in a nut shell, sports play important role on building our personailities. This site was selected because in has information on both perspectives on the issue of sports in high schools.

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Benefits of High School Sports by Derek Ward & KSHSAA - YouTube

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Benefits of High School Sports by Derek Ward & KSHSAA. You Tube. YouTube, 01 Feb. 2012. Web. 01 Apr. 2014.

                        Ward has put together a short film on YouTube which expresses the importance of sports in school. He says “ sports is a winning part of a complete education”. The film is short but it speaks volumes. Ward also expresses that being a part of sports teaches you things that are not taught in a classroom. He speaks of things such as dedication and determination. Being in a competitive environment builds determination, which can be used to pursue academic success. Being a part of a team also builds character. Character development takes place when you interact with others. Learning how to dedicate yourself in a sports like environment, helps dedicate yourself to higher achievements academically and socially. I chose this video to support my argument because studies show that athletic students show greater enjoyment at high levels of achievement.

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