Ethics of Coaching Sports Moral, Social and Legal Issues

ISBN-10: 0813346088
ISBN-13: 9780813346083
Edition: 2013
Authors: Robert L. Simon
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List price: $50.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 2/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The Ethics of Coachingfeatures invited contributions written by prominent scholars examining a broad variety of normative or evaluative issues that arise from the role of the coach in competitive sport. Each essay presents a review of the main arguments and positions relevant to each chosen topic and, with the ground set, the chapter authors then seek to advance the discussion by making an intellectual contribution of their own. The collection is accessible and comprehensive, including essays on the role of the coach as educator, leader, and moral role model; the duties, rights, and obligations of players and coaches, both morally and legally; special issues involved in coaching children; and an examination of the failures of coaches to meet appropriate standards when they fail to respect their players and their programs. Introductions to each part not only summarize the main theses but also explain differences in approach and contrasts in the arguments of each chapter. Study questions are also provided for each essay.

Preface
Introduction
The Ethics of Coaching
The Coach as Moral Exemplar
The Coach's Role: Conceptions of Coaching
Coaching for Virtue in Plato's Academy
The Ethical Coach: An Interpretive Account of the Ethics of Coaching
Interpretivism, Conventionalism, and the Ethical Coach
Why the Coach Needs a Philosophy: A Pragmatist's Suggestions
Coaching and the Ethics of Competition
Coaching and Undeserved Competitive Success
Bench Players: Do Coaches Have a Moral Obligation to Play Benchwarmers?
Coaching, Gamesmanship, and Intimidation
The Neuroethics of Coaching
Competition, Ethics, and Coaching Youth
Coaching, Compliance, and the Law
The Ethics of Title IX and Gender Equity for Coaches: Selected Topics
The Coach and the Safety of Athletes: Ethical and Legal Issues
The Coach and Athlete Recruitment: Ethical and Legal Dimensions
Notes
About the Contributors
Index

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