Perception’S Of Leadership In The Sports Realm


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  • - Compare how the males and females differ
  • Bullet #2 - The hockey players felt a team leader needed to be able to communicate not only with the athletes on the team, but a leader also needs to be able to approach the coaching staff with discussion. Bullet #3 - This is referring to the responsibilities and behaviors relating to administrative matters, improving team climate, cohesion, and the functioning of the team. #4 - Having these designated leaders allows the person new experiences, along with the ability to learn proper behaviors as a leader, and experience as a leader.
  • Perception’S Of Leadership In The Sports Realm

    1. 1. Perception’s of Leadership in the Sports Realm<br />Donald Bigelow<br />Residential Community Director<br />Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />Break Out<br />What Leadership is… as defined by Samson & Daft (2003)<br />Background <br />Personal<br />This Session<br />Athletes Perceptions<br />Break Out<br />Coaches Perceptions<br />Break Out<br />Closing/Questions<br />
    3. 3. Break Out – The Ideal Captain<br />I need two teams <br />Preferably those that have played organized team sports that had a captain (1), and a group that did not have this experience (2).<br />Each group will use a flip chart to create their team captain<br />This is Opinion based, no right/wrong answer.<br />describe a few characteristics/traits.<br />Reflect – Do you feel the person that is captain is most deserving? Will they do the best job?<br />
    4. 4. What It Is<br />Broadly defined as a behavioral process in which the ability to influence other individuals to pursue a common goal exists. (Samson & Daft, 2003)<br />“Athlete leadership may be viewed as an athlete, occupying a formal or informal role within a team, who influences a group of team members to achieve a common goal.” (Vincer et al, 2007)<br />
    5. 5. Background<br />Played Varsity Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball in high school.<br />Involved in Residence Life since 2006, as an RA and then an RD.<br />Worked with the Leadership Task Force during the Spring of 2009.<br />Was able to attend the Leadership Educators Institute held at Maryland University in December 2008.<br />I would like to use Leadership as a platform of experience, wherever I end up.<br />
    6. 6. Background<br />This session is based on an essay I completed for my PES 590 course, Administration and Supervision of PE and Athletics.<br />
    7. 7. Purpose of My Paper<br />My interest is how students/athletes perceive leadership. <br />How do coaches view leadership.<br />
    8. 8. Views From Athleteson Captains<br />Athlete’s say the leaders were those that:<br />Men<br />Worked hard - 30.1% <br />Leads by example - 21.9% <br />Performance - 16.4%<br />Being vocal Men-2.7% <br />Encouraging the team -2.7%<br />Women<br />Worked hard - 29.2%<br />Being vocal -18.3%<br />Leads by example - 13.3%<br />Encourage the team -11.7%<br />Performance -9.2%<br />Men were found to place more emphasis on work ethic and performance then women<br />(Holmes et al, 2006)<br />
    9. 9. Views from Athletes<br />A leader’s personal makeup and attitude along with previous experience as a leader would help that person be a better leader. <br />The second theme or expectation of a team leader should be their verbal interactions. <br />The final theme expressed by the hockey players is the leader task behavior. <br />The importance of a formally designated team leader, such as “Captains.”<br />(Dupuis et al, 2006) <br />
    10. 10. Views from Athletes<br />Communication<br />Positive attitude<br />Respect<br />Leading by example<br />Discipline<br />(Vincer et al, 2007)<br />
    11. 11. Video<br />Athletes - Sport Leadership, be a champion<br />Specific Quotes<br />Michael Jordan –<br />Mohamed Ali<br />
    12. 12. Reflect on Personal Experience<br />Think of a captain you have had.<br />How were they selected?<br />Do you feel this was an appropriate method?<br />Did they do a successful job?<br />How do you define success?<br />
    13. 13. Views on Coaches<br />“At competitive levels above youth sports, winning is paramount. Thus coaches have great influence on their team, and the coaches’ style, and behaviors have a great effect on the performance of their athletes.” (Murray, 2006<br />
    14. 14. Reflection<br />Look back on a coach you have had.<br />Was the coach a good leader?<br />What made them a good/poor leader?<br />What would you do to ensure you were a good leader?<br />Strategies?<br />Methods?<br />
    15. 15. Views from Coaches<br />“To be a successful leader, you have to be smart, tough, determined and visionary.” <br />1. Each Player you coach becomes a project.<br />What motivates each player. <br />2. Keep the Health of each player paramount.<br />Players thrive on organization.<br />3. Set standards of performance for practice atmosphere.<br />Prepares for game competition.<br />4. Coach each player who takes a rep in practice.<br />Sets definitions of the staff’s roles as leaders.<br />(Shea, 2006)<br />
    16. 16. Do You Want to be a Leader?<br />Effective Communication<br />Respect<br />Work Hard<br />Experience<br />Lead by example<br />Recognize importance of team cohesion<br />
    17. 17. Transferring Information <br />How is leadership in sports transferable to daily activities?<br />What are daily occurrences when leadership in necessary?<br />
    18. 18. Closing<br />Effective Leadership is cited by athletes and coaches as a vital component of achievement, and team cohesion.<br />“Inspire teammates to believe they are capable of higher deeds.”<br />“Never make a scene on the field that embarrasses a teammate.”<br />
    19. 19. References<br />Astin, Helen (2001, January). The Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Retrieved March 24, 2009, from Web site: dership_Camp&page=Social Change <br />Dupuis, M, Bloom, G, & Loughead, Todd (2006). Team Captains' Perceptions of Athlete Leadership. Journal of Sport Behavior. 29, 60-78.<br />Holmes, R, McNeil, M, Adorna, P, & Procaccino, J (2006). Collegiate Student Athletes' Preferences and Perceptions Regarding Peer Relationships. Journal of Sport Behavior, 31, 4, 338-351. <br />Komives, S.R., Dugan, J.P., Owen, J.E., Slack, C. & Wagner, W. (2006). Handbook for student leadership programs. College Park, MD: National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.<br />McCrimmon, Mitch (1996-2009). The Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Retrieved March 24, 2009, from Leaders direct Website: http://ww eadership_Opportunities&category=Leadership_Camp&page=Social Change<br />Samson, D. & Daft, R. (2003). Management. South Melbourne, Victoria: Thomson Learning.<br />Shea, Terry (2006, May/June). You Win With Leadership. Coach and Athletic Director, 44-45. <br />Vincer, D, Baker, A, Loughead, Todd, & Munroe-Chandler, K (2007). The role of athlete leadership in dyadic team sports. Sport and Exercise Psychology, 29, RetrievedFebruary 2, 2009, from &sid=1da86b0f-6648-4200-9d3b-aff526698ff2%40sessionmgr104<br />
    20. 20. Questions<br />