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ASSIGNMENT 1

Task 1 – ‘What Makes A Good Leader?’

Describe four qualities, four characteristics and four roles common to effective sports leaders.

To gain a higher grade you must:

Explain the qualities, characteristics and roles. :

Analyse the qualities, characteristics and roles common to effective sports leaders

Four Qualities

Knowledge of rules and laws
e.g.
Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Manager of Manchester United Football Team since 1986. He is a manager and ex Scottish player and knows the skills required by each player in the team and their position on the pitch. His tenure is the longest of all the current league managers and he has won many awards and records and has been voted Manager of the Year the most times in British football history. As a role model, motivator, trainer etc. he has the reputation of one of the most admired managers in the history of the game and was knighted in 1999 for his services to the game. He also holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen.

Sir Alex Fergusion CBE

Knowledge of rules and laws
Role Model
Manager
Trainer
Motivator

Knowledge of sport skills
e.g.
David Beckham presently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer Previously Manchester United
Preston North End
Real Madrid
AC Milan
England National Team for whom he holds the all-time appearance record for an outfield player Debut 1992 with Manchester United age 17
Won Premier League six times
FA Cup twice
UEFA Champions League 1999

England Debut 1996 aged 21
Captain 15th November 2000 – 2006 Fifa World Cup finals
Played 58 times
100th cap earned on 26th March 2008
He became all-time outfield player appearance holder on 28th March 2009 115 career appearances
First British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches

Clearly a skilled player someone able to pass his skills on, a good role model, goal orientated, persistent, patient, consistence, committed and attentive.

David Beckham

Knowledge of sport skills
Persistent
Patient
Consistent
Committed
Attentive

Understanding the physical needs of participants
e.g.
Mrs Melissa Carter vision impaired (VI) archer
She started doing archery in the year 2000 and attended BBS nationals and won a Silver Medal For the next two years she won Gold at the Indoor and Outdoor National Championships

In April 2006 she broke the National record for a Double Portsmouth Round and won the Indoor and Outdoor Most Improved Score Award

She became a TADSAD – Thanet and District Sports Association for Disabled People - archery member in 2007 at the age of 27 In February 2007 she attended the Newcastle Paralympic Development Squad evaluation weekend and was chosen to start squad training sessions The IPC – International Paralymic Committee started including VI archers in some events

On 28th and 29th April 2007 she attended an international friendly in Italy with her husband Anthony as her spotter, she won her category on both days and came 2nd overall

In 2007 she was selected to attend the IPC World Archery Championships in Korean where she won a Bronze Medal

During her archery career she has been a mentor and encourager to all those who know her, especially at the Castlemoat & Folkestone Bowmen Club over the past few years and is more than able to pass on her skills and advice to her fellow athletes, especially those with like disabilities.

Mrs Melissa Carter

Understanding the physical needs of participants
Empathy
Attentive
Discreet
Psychologist

Understanding the mental needs of participants
e.g.
Michael Jordan American professional basketball player and active businessman as Majority owner of Charlotte Bobcats He is known as “the greatest basket ball player of all time”

He is one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and instrumental in making the National Basketball Association NBA known around the world in the 1980’s...
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