ERIC Number: EJ863536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Drop and Give Us 20, Seifried: A Practical Response to "Defending the Use of Punishment by Coaches"
Quest, v61 n4 p470-475 Nov 2009
In a recent issue of "Quest," Seifried (2008) explicitly depicted his work as an "attempt to present some rationale for supporting the use by coaches of corporal punishment in the sport setting . . . [and] to develop a defense, not previously offered, for those coaches who thoughtfully employ punishment strategies to manage their players and teams" (p. 372). Throughout the article arguments supporting and defending punishment were artfully woven together by relying on the selective use of theory and conjecture rather than empirical sport research or practical coaching experiences. Not surprisingly, the author arrived at his foregone conclusion that corporal punishment is an appropriate, even desirable, means of controlling athlete behavior. Such an endorsement of punishment is not only misleading but diametrically opposes the well-considered official positions of our professional physical education and sport organizations, which have uniformly condemned the use of corporal punishment as a legitimate strategy to "manage players and teams."
Descriptors: Physical Education, Punishment, Discipline, Athletics, Athletic Coaches, Athletes, Team Sports, Anxiety, Professional Associations, Coaching (Performance), Sport Psychology, Interpersonal Relationship
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