This page is a collection of work presented by EXS311 class at Eastern Oregon University for Spring 2010
Abstract: The following study is a cohesive discussion about the common truths and myths regarding the development of technique and mental preparation in the game of basketball. The headings outlined in the article signify controversial topics chosen by the author that are up for debate. Topics include such things as race, learning methods, mental preparation and other myths and common fallacies connected to basketball development. Anxiety and technique are the terms that hinder the ability of shooting as well and will be mentioned as the writing progresses. This is not an article on how to become the optimal player but merely a collection of experiments that can open up ideas or elements that you (the reader) might want to incorporate or investigate further upon reading. Read more »
I’m sure you’ve all noticed that the link to the sport psychology movies in the “Watching a Sport Psychology Movie” assignment in the Apply section for this class doesn’t work. Prof. Sather says he is aware of it and has yet to find a useful list elsewhere on the web. I thought it’d be a worthwhile activity for us to work on a group project creating a sport psychology movie list. If we all contribute a couple of movies then we should have something useful for our class to use for the “Watching a Sport Psychology Movie” assignment and for future classes if Prof. Sather decides to use it. Read more »
I read a few articles that I thought I would share with all of you before the class is officially over.
Check this out ...
I mean I know this is kind of a joke but I think there is also some seriousness here ... and while the article may be funny, it's really not funny that we have such a big health issue in America. It's not about being fat or thin, it's about health and that just isn't healthy.
Then on a whole new level of craziness ...
Seriously?? Read more »
Sports! Sports is a great character building tool the next step is to keep them building their self-confidence and character. Us as role models have a great impact on these children. We have a rare opportunity to teach these kids some amazing things. The book specifies that children who play sports are less likely to get involved in criminal activity. This is because we give them something they need and build good character from the beginning. I am so happy i get to be a part of this. Read more »
I never really set a goal until i was out of high school, the only one i had was to get a scholarship but that failed when i hurt my back. Later on out of high school i learned the benefits of goal setting. Anything i set my mind to I could do pay for my college, start my own business, live in mexico and so on. My issue before was that i didn't know what my goals should be about. I think this is definitely instilled in you in non-team sports. I began to learn it in swimming. My goal is to bring it into the team sports, and then have a reward in the end like a family BBQ or something of that sort. Teach a child to achieve their goal and they will achieve their dreams. Read more »
I am going to use the dancing scene as the main part of this comment. I only danced a little bit when I was little but i figured I would run into a few dancers throughout my career. I took a Dance exercise science/nutrition type class and learned that the nutrition was much like a runner. High good carbs, plenty of vitamin rich food aka fruits and veggies. But the thing I learned that was a shoker was how much stress and pressure they dealt with. The glass was much about the mental game of dancing. It was way worse than any of the other sports I have encountered. Their, form, bodies, and mind where all supposed to fit in the "dancer box". One of the best ways all of the dancers in my class dealt with the stress was by using imagery outside of the study. Read more »
Arousal is a benefit but not over arousal. The book gives us ways to regulate arousal by breathing, hypnosis, autogenic training and more. They never said anything about herbs or supplements. Some of the ones I know are St. John's wort for men to help regulate their mood, calcium to relax their whole system, Vitamin C, Valerian root, lavender, Kava Kava, chamomile, licorice and a lot more! Any form of anxiety can be helped with hawthorne berries and skull cap. I know all of this because i worked at GNC for three years and studied everyday so I have no references :) lol. Read more »
Please refer to my paper it is about disabilities and the benefits of PST.
Communication is beyond just words just like the book says. There are four kinds verbal, non-verbal, written and visual. I wanted to specify how important it seems to communicate with the crowd and parents a well as the students. Hitting all four of these communications can only be beneficial right? Writing letters to the parents, having team meetings that occasionally allow the parents to attend, keeping our cool on the floor when there is an issue. In other classes I have learned that being confident as a coach and not showing anger, fear or over exaggerating/throwing a fit makes it look as if you belong to run the team. As someone who is an important role model we must act like one in all of our communications. Read more »
Leaders are the people who made computers, explain gravity, start other countries and much more. Leaders make the world go round so why not make as many as we can! That is why i want to allow the students to teach as well. I know this will work with girls but I don't know how it will work with men. In the book they state that young men work better in an autocratic style. But is this because we place them in this situation. We need to have leaders and what better place to let them prosper than in the sports world! The best form of leadership in my opinion is the Consultative group style because teenagers still need guidance but the only way to get their respect and them working hard for a coach is to share the floor. Read more »
Group dynamics intrigue me, how certain people rise to the top and others at the bottom. This is a very important part of the team but having multiple leaders doesn't have to cause issues. In many sports and PE classes there is a certain way they run. The teacher is at the top then often the person with the best abilities is next or the person with the most powerful voice. The coach/teacher should be the deciding factor but allowing the leaders with the best skills to run some drills and practices will only benefit the coach/teacher. This of course depends on the student. Read more »
What is considered the best way to give feedback structurally? According to our book social reinforcement, material awards, fun activities, and special events. Growing up in sports the best reward I ever received was team events. I plan on coming a coach and I swear I had one of the best to live up too. Coach Bruner had bi-weekly bbq's at his house to review our game tapes. We would spend time eating, analyzing and discussing what we should have done and what we did wrong. The coach really brought us together as a team by doing this. It opened up a new venue for discussion outside of just the coach telling us what to do. The only thing he could have done more is to limit the bully on our teams speaking. Read more »
This is a real life scenario I thought I would post and see what kind of feedback I would receive.
"Client A, came to the gym under doctors orders to work on getting into shape after a car accident that caused a back injury. The client does not enjoy working out and lets everyone in the general area know this, via rolling her eyes when asked to complete an exercise, huffing and sighing, and being generally nasty for her training session. What would you do? Would you put up with the behavior/attitude as she is paying you for this? Confront the client about her behavior/attitude issues and see what can be done to correct these and improve the training sessions? Would you give your client to another trainer to see if they have better luck? What would you do?"
Title: Running Addiction: Positive or Negative?
Abstract: This paper critically analyzes several academic studies published in renown journals addressing the addictive behaviors of highly committed runners. By comparing and contrasting the studies presented in these journals this paper attempts to decide whether running addiction is a positive or a negative addiction. After carefull scrutiny and examination of all of the studies a conclusion is finally attained explaining that running addiction is both positive and negative, but the ultimate question is really how the running affects the person's quality of life.
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Learned Helplessness (Motivation)
I chose basketball (of course) and I am going to take what I call the “Daddy’s Home” approach to getting these men in line. For those that don’t know, I grew up with out a dad for a while growing up. I will take a similar approach in how my dad got us organized and focus when he came back in our lives and insert into my methods of coaching. Though it is an analogy, it still produces the same results. Authoritative will be the method in getting these guys on track.
#1. Beat their butts: They need a good old fashion whippin’ from dad. Read more »
Now that I am going to be done with school I can focus more on my life, health and fitness. I haven't been able to workout as often as I want,need and should have due to my busy life with work, school and family. I am eager to get back on track to a healthy life.
Get back on a workout schedule that starts at 3 times per week, just to get back into things, and then go to 5 days a week. I atleast want to run every day.
Characteristics: objective, outcome, realistic, specific, time-framed established.
Strength: the strengths of this goal is that I am starting a moderate pace, just like running, you don't want to start out really fast, you want o get a good pace so you can last for a while.
Weakness: just now starting this plan.
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Provide a list of 5 techniques you will (or already) use as a coach to ensure effective communication with your athletes.
My five techniques of communication come from the real life "Golden Rule" in action. “Do on to others as you would want others do on to you.” These are 5 ways of communicating that I try to practice myself but expect that people have common sense to use as well. Read more »
Final Paper: Anxiety in Sports
June 8, 2010
Anxiety in athletes is common, but not regularly discussed and treated. There are many reasons for this. First, most athletes with anxiety about sports either won’t tell anyone, or they don’t understand what they are feeling. Also, many people with social anxiety don’t realize that it affects their participation in athletics. Lastly, sports psychology is still a relatively new field with a lack of historical data, research, and only a recent amount of invested interest. In this paper, I will discuss the fundamentals of sport anxiety, its effects, and also the relationship between social anxiety and sport. Read more »
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