1st Edition

The Ethics of Coaching Sports
Moral, Social and Legal Issues

ISBN 9780813346083
Published February 5, 2013 by Routledge
326 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION 1 The Ethics of Coaching, ROBERT L. SIMON 2 The Coach as Moral Exemplar, JAN BOXILL PART TWO: THE COACH'S ROLE: CONCEPTIONS OF COACHING 3 Coaching for Virtue in Plato's Academy, HEATHER REID 4 The Ethical Coach: An Interpretive Account of the Ethics of Coaching, ROBERT L. SIMON 5 Interpretivism, Conventionalism, and the Ethical Coach, WILLIAM J. MORGAN 6 Why the Coach Needs a Philosophy: A Pragmatist's Suggestions, DOUG HOCHSTETLER PART THREE: COACHING AND THE ETHICS OF COMPETITION ROBERT L. SIMON 7 Coaching and Undeserved Competitive Success, J. S. RUSSELL 8 Bench Players: Do Coaches Have a Moral Obligation to Play Benchwarmers?, SCOTT KRETCHMAR 9 Coaching, Gamesmanship, and Intimidation, MARK HAMILTON 10 The Neuroethics of Coaching, JEFFREY P. FRY 11 Competition, Ethics, and Coaching Youth, CESAR R. TORRES AND PETER F. HAGER PART FOUR: COACHING, COMPLIANCE, AND THE LAW ROBERT L. SIMON 12 The Ethics of Title IX and Gender Equity for Coaches: Selected Topics, NANCY HOGSHEAD-MAKAR 13 The Coach and the Safety of Athletes: Ethical and Legal Issues, MATTHEW J. MITTEN 14 The Coach and Athlete Recruitment: Ethical and Legal Dimensions, TIMOTHY DAVIS Notes About the Contributors Index

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