Group 1: First they discussed the role of a football coach in their specific discourse community. As the section of the article went on, they began to emphasize on the steps that they think should be taken in order to achieve their goals and reach success. They set these goals for each of the individual players since they display a certain role and they have to contribute to the team. There are five parts to the goal-focused coaching concept. The first part is simply setting good goals, which helps the player coincide with their values set forth by their coach. The second part is developing a good relationship between both the coach and player-this creates a bonding relationship thus making things feel much more comfortbale between both player and coach. The third part helping the athlete use solutions to help them achieve such goals. The fourth part is managing the process. This helps the athlete feel accountable for completing the steps needed for completion. Lastly, the process concludes with achieving the desired outcome.
Group 2: This section is giving us a better understanding of the many characteristics that go into making a good coach. The main characteristics of being a good coach are, being a motivator, learning their players, instilling competitiveness in their players, and being a friend. These are important because a coach should be a role model for the player so they are able to perform to the best of their abilities. A coach has to be flexible to adapt to any problem. A coach must learn in order to be able to adjust to different situations and act effectively. The coach should be competitive because if he/she works hard and instills competition into his/her players, then it makes the player want to work hard and compete. One of the most important characteristics would be being a good teacher. The coach must be a good teacher in order for the players to be able to learn from the coach himself. Coaches are expected to be confident to motivate their players to do the best of their abilities.
Group 3: Methods - The author of the ethnography discusses the various methods he used to pull research from his subjects. He had subjects ranging from football coaches at the University of Dayton and a graduate student from Cincinnati. He used recordings of pre-game speeches and email conversation with the graduate student. He also mentions his specific interview questions and the football information he is trying to draw from the subjects. He also references the waitress guy Mirabelli, and he uses the 6 characteristics of a discourse community by Swales to further enhance his explanation of his research on the discourse community.
Results - In this portion of the ethnography he talks about the multiple literacies of football coaches and how he integrated them into his results of the discourse commmunity. His results included the goals that each of the footbal coaches had for their players. He talked about the individual goals as well, to be the best football coach.
Group 4: Lexis is a significant characteristic of discourse communites in which common and unique terms are used to communicate within the community to better do its work and achieve its goals. For example, football coaches use lexis or terms such as "Green Gold," and "Combo" to explain passing routes. With just two words or one word, the goal of communicating a certain passing route within the community is acheived. Secondly, genre is a text that helps filter communication between people. Certain genres help a community operate efficiently. For example, a playbook is a report created by the coaches and shows all the plays that they plan on running and the certain players that run them. With this genre, players and coaches understand all that goes on within each play.
Group 5: The multiple and Interpersonal literacy paragraphs talk about how in order to be an effective coach, a coach must be able to read their players. They have to be able to determine what makes them tick and what gets them motivated. For example, some players like to yell and scream while other are more quiet and keep to themselves, but nonetheless both types of players are highly motivated. Branick also incorporates the uses of being able to read a player. He uses Coach Kelly as a great example for being able to see whether or not a player is actually ready for the game. He uses personal experience from the coach that says, "When I'm sitting in a room [with a young man], watching practice or a game tape, asking him questions...If there is a lot of hesitation or if they are totally off then I know we're not there yet" (Branick 566). Therefore if this occurs, the coach knows he has more work to do with the player in order to make him a better athlete physically and mentally.
Group 6:In this section, it explains the preparation guidance about football and the requirements that take place to prepare for the sport and even when players are not playing a major game. Another issue that is explained is how well a player must be to participate in the game and the amount of training that is required for each player. Not every player has to be a complete pro at first but it takes a great amount of time to bring that player to the level that is needed for this particular sport. As a coach, it is very difficult to actually choose who he wants on the team and on the field without making the other players feel inferior with the choices that the coach is making. Patience is a high virtue when choices are being made along with analyzing the players and each skill that they are bringing to the field and the skills that need to be aquired in a game.