Posts Tagged ‘Ethics’
Sergio Garcia’s Decision: Honorable or Just Foolish?
Sergio Garcia conceded a long par putt to Rickie Fowler on the 7th hole of their head-to-head golf match Friday. It resulted in their halving a hole Garcia was better positioned to win. Was the move honorable or just foolish?Read More
More Than a Handshake
The photograph above shows players and coaches going through the customary postgame handshakes. The gesture is a simple one. Most athletes don’t put much thought into it. Their minds more likely are on the game that just ended. But, the handshake is symbolic of an important element of sports competition – respect for the game…Read More
Our Approach to Youth Sports
Studies show that values influence most, if not all, motivated behavior. Playing team sports gives children and young adults opportunities to develop values. It exposes them to a group dynamic in which social, emotional, and physical skills can develop. Kids learn about peer relationships, teamwork, responsibility, achievement, leadership, respect, initiative and perseverance. Many of the…Read More
Offensive ‘Trail of Tears’ Reference Provides Teachable Moment
Original Post: November 18, 2013 We don’t know what prompted an Alabama High School to post a sign Friday night at its football game that showed such insensitivity and lack of respect. What we do know is that the school is apologetic and believes its students need to learn from from this experience. The school…Read More
It’s Time For a Course Correction, And We All Can Help
Original Post: May 16, 2013 As I embark on an exciting new path to help make a difference in the lives of young people, I wanted to share some thoughts with you about where we are and how we all can help create a more respectful, caring and responsible next generation. Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive…Read More
The Mike Rice Firing: The “Why” is Disturbing
Original Post: April 3, 2013 You’ve seen the video and heard the voice of Mike Rice. The University of Rutgers men’s basketball coach is shown shoving and grabbing his players at practice. He is seen throwing basketballs at them and he is heard belittling them using homophobic slurs. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that…Read More
We Need to Redefine Winning
Original Post: January 22, 2013 What is the one word that best encompasses the most talked about sports stories of the new year? What is the one central theme linking the Lance Armstrong “apology” interview, the Manti Te’o “girlfriend hoax”, the Baseball Hall-of-Fame election shutout, and the life of baseball icon Stan Musial? Chuck WilsonFounder…Read More
What’s the Motive For Coming “Clean”?
Original Post: January 14, 2013 Here we go again. Another high-profile athlete, after years of vehement denials, confesses to allegations of cheating. Why has one of the world’s most famous athletes decided that “now” is the time to come clean? Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive Director Chuck Wilson is an award-winning host, interviewer, and commentator. He…Read More
Coaches and Jobs: Why Not Be More Honest?
Original Post: January 11, 2013 Last week, Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly described his current position as “the best job in the country —- NFL, college, high school, whatever”. Then, he interviewed with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles about their vacant head coaching job. Chuck WilsonFounder & Executive Director Chuck Wilson is an award-winning host,…Read More
Why Recent Controversies in the USC Football Program Matter
Original Post: November 11, 2012 When you hear the name Lane Kiffin, what’s the mental picture that you see? Is it of the coach whose USC football team still has a chance to win the PAC-12 title after overcoming five turnovers to beat Arizona State Saturday night? Is it a positive image that comes to…Read More