They wrapped around the basketball court like a stubborn wall keeping the warriors in place. The whole camp attended this evening “activity” creating a crowd worthy of a show, meanwhile, six men approach the bench nervous, excited, and determined. My friend A.J. and I recruited Ethan as our third member for the 26th annual three-on-three basketball tournament. We lacked a post up player or for lack of a better term, a “big man.” We needed rebounds, both offensively and defensively if we were to even have a shot at beating the well known, “Triple Threat.” They were made up of Michael Butler, Cody Brown, and Ian Cohen.
He made them understand that basketball wasn’t going to get them through life, but having a good education would. Not only did he coach them in basketball but he also coached them in life. Carter new all his boys had the potential to be good kids and to really get far in life, and I believe that this decision was the best thing for them. Punishment Coach Carter had the players run suicide sprints if they did not follow through on their promises. Coach Carter also showed them how to be a team through running suicides.
Coach Carter is Autocratic at the start of the film when he gave the boys contracts and then changed styles during the film and then used Autocratic at the end of the film when the boys took advantage of his trust when he was using the management style Laissez Faire. He was Autocratic by telling what the boys need to do to become “Champion” the boys had no say at the start of training when he just became coach they needed to do whatever he said. Coach Carter used Persuasive when Timo Cruz failed he’s task of 1000 Suicides and 2500 Push ups. Coach Carter’s players persuade him by letting them help him complete his task and then he will get to play. Coach Carter changes from Autocratic to Persuasive when Timo Cruz didn’t complete the task set by Coach Carter of 1000 suicides and 2500 push ups, but then the team mates of Timo Cruz decided to help him and complete his task by doing some suicides and push ups.
Dribblonious(God of Basketball) The setting was in the time of 200 BC near the Mediterranean Sea in Kalamata. A son was born of Sizemore (The God of growth) and Lancer (The God of speed). As he was young his parents didn't know what his power would be. His parents would watch for any sign of strength and toil over how their son would become a great god. He was always faster than the other kids and would hurtle over anything in his way.
Sherman Alexie has brought himself into his writing by including some of his personal experience in this young adult novel. In the novel, a underlining plot in the story is Junior’s run through his freshman basketball season on the Varsity team at Reardan High School. He makes varsity after an intense battle with the teams best player, Roger. Even though he is the best shooter on the team, Junior felt he wouldn’t get a lot of playing time, which at first he doesn’t, but then he becomes the teams spark plug, their 6th man, averaging 12 points off the bench. When came time to play his former school, Wellpinit, he started his first game.
The feel of being down and the beams from the lights on the ceiling getting heavier as the game continues or the feel of being up down and feel the dense pressure from your teammates as they cheer for you to stop the opponent from scoring. The game I will never forget. February 2, 2012 was a day I would never forget. Walking in to the gym I see the boys Loma Linda Junior Varsity team playing against the Arrowhead Christian Academy JV boys team. Seeing the difference in the score came to the conclusion that the game I was going to play would be easy.
Oscar Del Rio APUSH 05/17/10 Period 3 “GLORY ROAD” “Glory Road" was based on a true story of Texas Western's Coach Don Haskins, leading the first all-black starting lineup team to the 1966 NCAA national basketball championship title. Coach Haskins has a lot going against him: first, Texas Western has a poor basketball program, and second, he cannot recruit good white players to the team. Coach Haskins goes to the Northern cities from Gary, Indiana to the Bronx in order to recruit talented black players from the streets to play for his team. At the time there were no black players playing Division 1 basketball in the South this included the ACC, SEC, and SWC leagues. Seven blacks and five whites made up the legendary 1965-66 Texas Western Miners.
Coach Carter’s Success Story Being successful is completing something you think that you can’t do, just like in the film, Coach Carter. Coach Carter taught the New Richmond Oilers and the viewer’s three main lessons, you can do whatever you set your mind to, school is more important than sports, and life is too short to do something that will bring you down. Success is huge in life. This film is about a man that got a job at Richmond High School as the new basketball coach. Coach Carter made the boys that were on the team sign a contract saying that they will attend all of their classes, sit in front of those classes, get at least a 2.3 GPA, and to wear something nice on the day of their games.
Ryan Peete English 1A Ramos 1/16/13 Minorities Trials And Triumphs Based on the true story of Coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) and high school basketball team the Richmond Oilers, Coach Carter helps out a discouraged coach as he takes on the job as the new head coach; However, he slowly begins to apply his hard and rigorous workout routine to show the young athletes how to stretch not only the body but the mind as well. When the team and the parents cause animosity about how grades aren’t more important than basketball, Carter locks down the gym and ultimately canceling practice and games in an attempt to make the Oilers winners on and off the court and strive for a future. In the film Coach Carter, Carter although insensitive to the n-word, strives to teach young minority student athletes to respect each other, gain an education and lose their stereotypical thug personas. In the film Coach Carter the n-word is used very loosely and asserted throughout the movie by the diverse group of athletes to identify each other as brothers are friends, not knowing they are being bias, not only to themselves but to others around them as well. Timo Cruz one of the primary actors in this film has shown himself to be a lost street thug who has no aspirations in life but to play basketball and sell drugs.
My younger brother Ken (age thirteen) and Taylor, went for the already established games of basketball and dodgeball with a group of kids they made friends with. Matthew making up his own games and Taylor games that require high motor skills are both stage appropriate actions. This brings me to the social/emotional side of things. At one point during the day Taylor was picking on Matthew for being a kiss-up to their parents and Matt responded by kicking, punching, and screaming at him. This was typical of Taylor who's age group sees increased sibling rivalry, but a little premature of Matt who's physical aggression is supposed to be lessening.