When I got there, the coach took time to talk to every player on the team and taught us that there was more to life than basketball and that basketball is a game of life. As a sophomore, he brought me up to play Varsity and I took pride in it, while other players and parents of the team disapproved of the situation and the decision that he made. But he took me under his wing and told me that he was doing what was best for the team. As a player, I realized that he took time with all the players on the team whether they played or not and it wasn’t always about basketball but about life in general. He taught me how to handle pressure in clutch situations of a game.
He convinces the administration to let him start a swim team, so instead of adding a few points on another sport, he adds and entire sport to get points for. Since he’s head coach, he sets the letterman requirements. You have to always do better than your last time, constantly 1 uping your best time. From a football, basketball, or track view this would be very hard, but not for
It is there that they are mentored, coached and practice for hours to be the best. For most, that is where the dreams also end. As NCAA television commercials remind us, most college athletes will become professional in something other than sports. Many youth begin dreaming and playing sports at a very early age. Parents are willing
Coach Stanfield from Simmons College believes that Jabarri has a lot of potential in basketball but the only problem are his grades and how Jabarri's not willing to work hard enough to earn the grades he needs to play ball. Coach Stanfield is offering Jabarri a good future because he's willing to help Jabarri with his grades in school and let him pursue his dreams for basketball. Stanfield is ranked 25th in the NCAA and believes that it will take a lot of hard work for Jabarri to excel in school and get drafted for the NBA at the same time. He will also suffer the consequences if he doesn't make those good grades in which he would not be able to play on the Simmons College team for a season or two. Stanfield has Jabarri's best interest because he's seen talented athletes but they crumble under the academic pressure or just quit school when they don't get drafted in the NBA.
The all like doing there HW and getting good grades in school because they want to go to college and start a career. The boys obviesly just want to play games on the PS3 and the XBOX 360 all they long. Sometimes they lie about them not having HW just play video games for a long time but there parents make them stop after 2 hours and make them read for 30 minutes and to outside and run around to keep them active. There parents get them tuters to help them do better in school because there grades areint so
Something need to be done, some drastic move, I need the attention of the coach; I need to make the team. The train of thought circling the tracks of mind is falling off the rails, nothing is coming to mind; the competition is fiercer than the school nun. It comes to me! It is simple yet so effective; all I need to do is dunk the ball. As fierce and fiery as these fifteen year old white boys are, they can’t jump, and at best they are 6’1.
The stale air from the gym filled Chris’s lungs as he conducted his usual Wednesday post practice workout. It was a routine for him to run sprints and shoot free throws after his teammates and coaches had left. More often then not the last to leave the school were he and the janitor. “So what makes you do all of this when you know your team isn’t, especially before the big game.” Jack said putting down the mop and bounce passing a stray ball back to Chris. “I see it as my only way out of this place,” Chris replied breathing heavily, “The game in two days is just a stepping stone.” “Everyone knows you have over a dozen scholarship offers from big name schools
Colleges give excessive control over a sports to coaches and the coaches have the ability to indirectly give benefits to their players. This is also a continuation of the Pryor saga. The bigger controversy of the story was that his coach, Jim Tressel, knew that Pryor and a couple of other players had illegally merchandised his belongings and received awards from a tattoo parlor (Schlabach), but coach Tressel did not report this to the NCAA. This event happened before their Sugar Bowl game in 2010, in which they probably could not have won without Pryor (Schlabach). Despite Tressel’s inaction, Ohio State only suspended their prized coach for 2 games of the 2011 football season and fined him a measly $250,000 of his $3.5 million annual salary (Schlabach).
LGBT in the Playing Feld At the beginning of every basketball season our head coach puts us in the locker room to discuss topics that include rules, goals and expectations that he has for the team. One topic that Coach Constatine Popa stresses about is how we represent the university and what we say, do, and how we act is a reflection of the University of Indianapolis. Hearing him say this it made me wonder how comfortable the LGBT individuals on my team, as well as the other athletes at UIndy were about their sexuality with such large target on their back. Many people disagree with gay marriage; despite the negativity the student athletes here at UIndy are comfortable with their sexuality and believe that the campus is an accepting community.
Hector Guzman 9/25/12 The Basketball Brawl In basketball, when players feel disrespected, do they react or do they just continue the game? Well I didn’t, I reacted. I played in a basketball team and went to a game in Brooklyn. We went against a team from Harlem. We lost the game but we went to shake hands for good sportsmanship, incident happened.