THE VALUE OF PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS
Builds Self-Confidence & Self-Worth
Fosters Social Values Such As:
- Work Ethic
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden
dOES SPORT BUILD GOOD CHARACTER?
It certainly can . . . if ethics and moral reasoning are a focus of the adults involved in teaching and coaching young athletes.
However, research has shown that athletes are less morally reasoned than their peers of non-athletes.
Ethics is not black and white, it is gray, and can be highly personal. Moral dilemmas emerge daily for athletes.
ARE YOUR ATHLETES & COACHES PREPARED FOR MORAL DILEMMAS THAT WILL DEFINE THEIR CHARACTER?
- Do they have an educational foundation in moral reasoning?
- Can they provide reasons to support their ethical judgments or do they just have opinions?
- Do they understand the difference between moral and strategic reasoning?
DO YOU WANT TO PREPARE YOUR ATHLETES & COACHES TO:
- Engage in critical thinking and moral reasoning.
- Learn more about their own personal values and ethics.
- Respect their teammates, opponents, coaches, officials and the game.
- Think about whether they have a moral obligation to act.
Adam Brick can create and deliver an educational program for your athletes, their parents and coaches that will inspire them to critically think about ethical decisions and the impact on sports. It can be customized for high schools, youth leagues, colleges, or any other organized team/league.