ERIC Number: ED366517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
CRF Sports and the Law, v7 n2 p1-8 Spr 1993
This publication is part of the Sports and the Law program sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. The program draws on young people's natural interest in sports to stimulate their involvement in education, and provides teacher training, lesson plans, a textbook and accompanying videotape, an annual conference, and classroom visits by sports and legal professionals. This issue contains four articles examining problems that athletes and others involved in sports are having following the laws and rules governing sports. The first article, "A Dangerous Game," discusses the positive and negative aspects of sports. The article suggests that it is difficult to identify at what point sports norms like "a quest for excellence" and "go for it" stop encouraging individual achievement and self esteem, and begin motivating athletes to act selfishly and take whatever measures are necessary to excel, regardless of the costs. The second article is an interview with Los Angeles Kings hockey player Marty McSorley. In the interview, teamwork, sportsmanship, and the spirit of competition are discussed. The third section is a collection of five photographs taken at the 1993 Sports and the Law Conference. The fourth article, "Coach's Column" (Andy Schwich), discusses Arthur Ashe and his contributions to sports oriented civic participation, the basis of sports and the law. Ashe represented equal opportunity for participation and fair competition, following the rules of the game, and dignity. He exemplified what the positive aspects of sports in life should be. The issue also contains questions for discussion and announcements of a series of lesson plans and an essay contest devoted to sports and the law. (DK)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Self Control, Social Studies, Sport Psychology, Sportsmanship, Values
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: McSorley (Marty)