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10 things youth can learn from sports


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Ten things young people can learn from participation in sports, if they're coached properly

Ten things young people can learn from participation in sports, if they're coached properly

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  • Changes in thought about bullying over the years
    History and goals of and NSTAAB
    The suicide epidemic
    Skill based solutions vs. emotional solutions
    Not Tell. Show and Tell
    5 Signs, 5 Tools
  • Changing the language changes the perspective. If a problem is defined incorrectly we will be forever creating solutions that are ineffective. Currently we are creating a culture of labeling, bullies and victims. This method absolves the bystander of responsibility and it encourages children to develop personalities around the labels they are given.There is no difference in the skills needed by all children/students. All people need to develop the same skill set of communication skills, thinking skills and problem solving skills in order to bring out positive behaviors.The problem:We are living in a culture that engages in negativity and power struggles. We haven’t had the opportunity to learn strong balanced thinking, confidence, and communication skills that keep us from using bully actions and victim responses.
  • When I do a presentation, I ask the group “Who in here is a bully?” Usually no one answers. And then I ask the other questions that are listed, or add more, until everyone has raised their hands. This is used to show that ALL of us use a bully action sometimes. – all of us also use a victim response sometimes.
    Everyone needs to look at their own actions, and stand up for others, in order to solve this problem.
  • Awareness of our own actions will allow us not to use bully actions and victim responses…we can break patterns of behavior that have been created. Being a strong bystander takes practice, and I suggest role playing with friends so that we are ready.
    Even adults, confronted by aggressive behavior, don’t know what to do. Picture an adult seeing domestic violence on a street…how many stop, how many do something? Not many, because we don’t have the practice or the confidence.
    This dateline program shows really well how we can get carried away AND how bystander behavior affects bully actions.
  • Handouts – TIPS page
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    Tables of contents
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    • 1. Dr. Ron Graham TOP 10 THINGS YOUTH CAN LEARN FROM SPORTS (when coached positively) Shred the label, save a child
    • 2. PrioritiesPriorities  Practice and preparation above self-gratification  Living above wins and losses  Team above self
    • 3. RelationshipsRelationships  Mutual trust for teammates  Mutual respect for opponents  Mutual consideration for officials and fans
    • 4. Motivation  Staying excited about the sport  Overcoming losing streaks and injuries  Seeing challenges as opportunities
    • 5. Strategy  Making the best possible use of our talents  Judging situations and contexts  Overcoming mistakes
    • 6. Self-Worth  Determining whether athletics define you  Being your own person, win or lose  Not putting yourself ahead of others
    • 7. Authority  Recognizing the coaches' authority now  Recognizing the authority of others later  Preparation to lead!
    • 8. Leadership  Making the best use of social status  Becoming an example  Inspiring others
    • 9. Self-Control  To keep going when things are down  To put criticism in its place  To recover from injury and disappointment
    • 10. Citizenship  Loyalty to a team – and to a working group  Personal responsibility to society  Contribution to neighborhood, city and country
    • 11. Sports Appreciation  Some sports we can play in our 70s!  All sports can be enjoyed at any age!  We want our experiences now to be fond memories later!
    • 12. ...and we can help! No Such Thing as a Bully has a sports component! Join us now and take advantage and even contribute to it!