KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR FOR ATHLETES P2- M2- D2 INTRO… Behaviours of an athlete are in constant coverage by the media, of which is in line with the public eye. Behaviour is viewed in a variety of situations: - Competition and Training - Social situations Do you think the media focuses more on the positive or negative aspects of an athletes behaviour? TASK - In pairs (5 minute research task)… Find out how each of these factors below reflect the importance of an athletes behaviour, in order to relay back to the class. Conduct: during training and competition Appropriate clothing Respect for peers and others (coaches/ officials) Role Models: both sports ambassadors and celebrities Enhancing the status of sport Increasing participation for all CONDUCT DURING TRAINING AND DURING COMPETITION… •All sports need rules, The Football Association run football, and are known as the governing body. To make it as a top footballer, you have to live and play by the rules that the F.A. set both on and off the pitch, and also by the rules of your club or coach. Off the pitch: If you keep breaking the laws off the pitch, you will get fined by your club or even banned. On the pitch: For example, if you keep breaking the laws on the pitch, you could get cautioned, or sent off, or even injure yourself or someone else. •For example, Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drug test. He broke the F.A.’s laws of the game off the pitch. Other players have been fined and banned for being out late, or drinking the night before a big game. Respect for peers and others… The manner in which an athlete behaves towards his peers, officials and coaches Peers: will also be viewed within the - Players must abide by rules governed by the club, if public… there is hostility between team mates, what effect will this have on the team and the players? How would showing disregard or lack of respect be EG: Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer, in which Lee was charged 6 weeks wages and a 4 game ban viewed by others? Officials: - What is the difference between athletes behaviours in rugby and football? EG: Paolo Di Canio receiving an 11 match ban and fined £51,000 Coaches: -If a player/ athlete does not respect their coaches, how will this impact them and the others around them? APPROPRIATE Different sports have different conducts of clothing attire when competing… not just from a safety aspect (shin pads, gum shields, boots etc), but there are also themes that certain sports adhere by, for example: CLOTHING - Golf: trousers and collared tops - Tennis: traditionally white shorts, socks and collared polo tops With rules of behaviour comes rules and appropriate ways of presenting yourself in both training, competition, corporate and in a social setting. Why may these two pictures be controversial? ROLE MODELS Athletes are role models for the younger generation, behaviour is learnt from copying the behaviours of those they respect- both POSITIVE & NEGATIVE - They become ambassadors, shaping public perception Enhancing the status of sport The ways in which athletes behave will have an impact on how people perceive that sport. For example within CYCLING: current issues of drug taking has tarnished its credibility (Lance Armstrong). INCREASING PARTICIPATION FOR ALL Such positive or negative images created by the ambassadors (athletes) of the sport, will increase the participation by others at all levels. EG: Winning the Rugby world Cup 2003, saw a substantial growth in junior participation (Frawley et al, 2011) Describe the various factors that contribute to appropriate behaviours for an athlete Conduct: during training and competition Appropriate clothing Respect for peers and others (coaches/ officials) Role Models: both sports ambassadors and celebrities Enhancing the status of sport Increasing participation for all For M2, learners need to explain the descriptions made in P2. More detail is required, with learners providing examples where appropriate. Learners also need to justify the importance of appropriate behaviour for athletes (D2). The athletes chosen for examples can be from any sport but the situations should be varied and cover a breadth of content. You will need to provide specific examples, reasons or evidence to support your justification for D2.