The Ethics of Coaching Sports : Moral, Social, and Legal Issues

Title

The Ethics of Coaching Sports : Moral, Social, and Legal Issues

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Description

Edited by Robert L. Simon.

Includes a chapter written by former College at Brockport faculty member R. Scott Kretchmar: Bench players : do coaches have a moral obligation to play benchwarmers?

Includes a chapter co-authored by two current College at Brockport faculty members: Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager: Competition, ethics, and coaching youth.

The Ethics of Coaching Sports features invited contributions written by prominent scholars examining a broad range of normative or evaluative issues that arise from the role of the coach in competitive sports. The collection is accessible and comprehensive, including discussion of concrete issues in coaching, such as the distribution of playing time, bullying, the implications of recent events surrounding the Pennsylvania State scandal, and Title IX and gender equity. The contributing authors also explore the larger ethical considerations of the role of the coach as educator, leader, and moral role model; special considerations when coaching children; and an examination of the failures of coaches to meet appropriate standards when they do not respect their players and their programs. Each contributor presents the main arguments and positions relevant to their chosen topic and, with the ground set, the authors then seek to advance the reader’s theoretical and philosophical understanding of coaching. Robert L. Simon’s introductions to each of the book’s four parts help to summarize the main theses of the contributors’ chapters and examine differences between how each author approaches their chosen subject.Study questions are also provided for each chapter, making The Ethics of Coaching Sports the perfect companion for classes on sports ethics and coaching.

ISBN

0813346088

Publication Date

2013

Publication Information

Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2013.

xi, 312 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Disciplines

Ethics and Political Philosophy | Sports Studies

Department

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: GV711 .E82 2013

CONTENTS: The ethics of coaching / Robert L. Simon -- The coach as moral exemplar / Jan Boxill -- Coaching for virtue in Plato's academy / Heather Reid -- The ethical coach : an interpretive account of the ethics of coaching / Robert L. Simon -- Interpretivism, conventionalism, and the ethical coach / William J. Morgan -- Why the coach needs a philosophy : a pragmatist's suggestions / Doug Hochstetler -- Coaching and undeserved competitive success / J.S. Russell -- Bench players : do coaches have a moral obligation to play benchwarmers? / Scott Kretchmar -- Coaching, gamesmanship, and intimidation / Mark Hamilton -- The neuroethics of coaching / Jeffrey P. Fry -- Competition, ethics, and coaching youth / César R. Torres and Peter F. Hager -- The ethics of Title IX and gender equity for coaches : selected topics / Nancy Hogshead-Makar -- The coach and the safety of athletes : ethical and legal issues / Matthew J. Mitten -- The coach and athlete recruitment : ethical and legal dimensions / Timothy Davis.