Sports Philosophy

 
 
 
 
Self-Esteem Directed Towards Community

Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared.

Sport is one area where no participant is worried about another's race, religion or wealth: and where the only concern is ‘Have you come to play?'

Citius, altius, fortius. (Swifter, Higher, Stronger)

In viewing the three quotes above, we can detect some important aspects of sports philosophy. In an age of increasing teen drug use, pregnancy and crime, philosophers, sociologists, psychologists and sports providers have begun to recognize the significance of sports for building character, self-esteem, ethics and a sense of community among the young. The engaging in athletic activities not only promotes the above, but it helps promote the development of a sound body. Sports also provides young children positive role models, without which many of them turn to gangs, drugs and other pursuits that are self-destructive as much as they are socially destructive. In viewing the above three quotes, we see three main concepts or philosophies underlying participation in sports. The first quote argues that being prepared is often equated to winning. This also applies to life outside the sports environment. The second quote suggests that sports is blind to the differences that normally stratify and separate society. Thus, the all-encompassing and accepting nature of

     
 
 
 
    

 

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