Self Esteem in Athletes
Coaches, players and psycholoigists all recognize the power-full and imperative effects that this psychological construct can have on behaviour, feelings and thoughts. It is important to understand that expectation of efficacy will by no means produce a desired performance, providing that the component cabilities are lacking.
Hence, a multidimensional approach should be selected for managing a sporting environment and taking an advantage of it. Indeed, character education should become a foundational principle in sports. According to the report presented by Character Education Partnership, “when educators bemoan the fact “there is no more room on my plate” for character education, the common retort is that “character education is the plate”” (Berkowitz and Bier 4).
Poor coaching can have adverse effects on the behavior, attitudes and motivation of young people. Some coaches and instructors are aggressive, abusive or argumentative. A coach with these qualities instills them in players and they express these traits in their behaviors. Sports are important in the society because they improve the overall quality life, foster social inclusion and help to eradicate anti-social behaviors in young people. In addition, they improve the health status of individuals thus promoting their well-being.
Berkowitz, Marvin, and Melinda Bier. Education: A Report for Policy Makers and Opinion Leaders. Character Education Partnership. PDF File. 2006. Web.
Positive Coaching Alliance. Tools for Athletes. 2013. Web.