What was your general reaction to Jack Welch’s leadership philosophy?Could Jack Welch’s philosophy and/or ideas work in your sport organization (be specific and give examples/anecdotes)?

Leadership

What was your general reaction to Jack Welch’s leadership philosophy?

How does his example leadership relate to what we’ve discussed in class?

Could Jack Welch’s philosophy and/or ideas work in your sport organization (be specific and give examples/anecdotes)?

Critically analyse the existing knowledge relevant to your research topic.

Demonstrate that you have read and understood published academic work relevant to your research topic.

Critically analyse the existing knowledge relevant to your research topic.

Provide a rationale for why your research question is important and original by identifying the gap in the literature that your question seeks to address.

Propose a justified methodology that would be appropriate to answer your question.

What is the significance of profiling to an S & C practitioner?What is performance profiling?Discuss

Athlete profile

What is the significance of profiling to an S & C practitioner?

Determine specific demands of a sport or activity from a range of performance related perspectives.

Determine biomotor abilities of a sport and performers.

What is performance profiling?Discuss

Discuss the potential positive and negative implications of affirmative action within sporting contexts.

Prompt 2:
Affirmative action is defined as the practice or policy of favouring individuals belonging to groups known to have been discriminated against. For example, companies may be more likely to hire a sports broadcaster who is a visible minority (e.g., gender, racial, ethnic) to demonstrate their value of promoting cultural diversity. Discuss the potential positive and negative implications of affirmative action within sporting contexts.

Prompt 3:
Research has shown that many parasport coaches consider themselves to be “accidental experts”. The term “accidental expert” refers to the fact that parasport coaches are often able-bodied, had no intention of coaching parasport athletes at the outset of their coaching careers (i.e., had no specific training related to adapted sport), were introduced to parasport coaching when an athlete with a disability entered their program, and subsequently have had to learn (often on their own) everything they need to know about coaching parasport.

Using course content, discuss the sociological factors that explain how our sport systems have been set up in such a way that parasport coaches are so often “accidental experts”.

Prompt 4:
Maureen is the CEO of a medical devices company and she is currently recruiting candidates for the Director of Sales position in her company. When Maureen reviews application packages, she finds she is always attracted to candidates who were former athletes, particularly those who competed at the varsity level in University. In her career Maureen has had several former varsity athletes as employees and she has consistently been impressed by their performance.

List and explain at least two reasons Maureen may fairly expect excellent job candidates by hiring former varsity athletes, and list and explain at least two reasons Maureen may not end up with optimal candidates by advantaging former varsity athletes when selecting employees. Be sure to explain the sociological factors that inform your answer.

 Analyze the internal and external market factors of the nation your sport organization is looking to join. Consider what factors impact the target nation’s market from within, but also outside elements.

In your submission, be sure to include the following critical elements:
IV. Target Market Factors

Analyze the internal and external market factors of the nation your sport organization is looking to join. Consider what factors impact the target
nation’s market from within, but also outside elements.

Determine specific political factors that could impact the success of your organization’s expansion into an international market and explain
possible approaches to addressing these factors.

Determine specific cultural factors that must be considered for your organization to be successful in the target market and explain possible
approaches to addressing these factors.

Predict communication challenges that your organization could face when moving to the target market and describe ways that these challenges
can be managed.

Describe what your organization can offer to the chosen market that it is currently missing or lacking.

Determine direct and indirect competitors to your organization within your target market, explaining the relationship and why they are
competitors.

Determine the demographics within your target nation that your organization will pursue and justify your response.

Identify ways that competitors use media to promote their organizations and explain why these ways are effective with the chosen demographic.

Establish how your sport organization differs from competitors already existing in this market. Support your response with examples.

Analyze the pricing associated with attending sporting events within this market. Support your analysis with specific examples.

What contributes to NBA fan attendance?Does winning/lose affect attendance?Does team market affect attendance?

NBA Fan Attendance

You will be required to research, design, develop, write, and present a researchproposal, which includes the Introduction, Literature Review, Method, (possibleResults), Implications, and References sections.

What contributes to NBA fan attendance?

What can help improve attendance?

Does winning/lose affect attendance?

Does team market affect attendance?

Household names affect attendance?

Describe what type of interview was used? What was the location and duration of the interview? And the methodology used for the performance profile. Was this done before, middle or end of the interview?

Applied Sport Psychology

Describe the individual interviewed (age, sport experience and any other relevant information).

Describe what type of interview was used? What was the location and duration of the interview? And the methodology used for the performance profile. Was this done before, middle or end of the interview?

How did you analyse the data? What methodology did you use?

What did you gain from this experience? How useful was it? What did you learn? How will you be able to apply it in your future profession?