Good Morning!

In class:

  • CARS Model
  • Breaking Down Branick
  • Leave Early
  • Turn in Drafts

CARS Model

  • Using the CARS Model by John Swales (6-8), analyze your research process and progress up to this point.

Breaking Down Branick

  • Each group will be given a section of Sean Branick's "Coaches Can Read, Too: An Ethnographic Study of a Football Coaching Discourse Community" (557-573). Analyze the section and report to the class.

<<<<<<< Group 1:Coaching football has a wide range of difficulty and impotance. Football plays a huge role in American Society and coaching can play a big role in a person's life. Productive coaching requires these 5 principles: 1. Setting good goals 2. Develping a good working relationship 3. Developing solution focus 4. Managing process 5. Achieving desired outcome By setting these principles the coach takes on the responsibility of helping the athlete accomplish their overall goals.


Group 1:

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: The section we went over was Methods and Results. In the article the author displays the 6 characteristics expressed by Swales. This piece that we read goes in to detail on the characteristics explaining exactly how to display the characteristics. The methods section goes in to detail on how you should conduct interviews and how you should explain who and under what circumstances they conducted the interviews. With the results section they go in to the exact representations of the 6 characteristics and how the interviews represented this information. Under the Results we read the goals portion on the characteristics being the first they explained, this is where they use the information from the interviews to state the public and personal goals.

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Group 4: Lexis are terms that are unique to a specific community, and one term can be used to describe a particular set of instructions or actions that are describe by a few words. Some of the coaching lexis are "Y corner", of "follow" which describe passing routes. It may take many repetitions during practice to learn. The genre is a text that helps facilitate communication between people. The football genres include the playbook, scouting report and the play-calling sheet. Each are essential in their own way, like the playbook which shows details about how the certain routes or blocking schemes are set up to work. It is the base knowledge that the players use to succeed later on in the season. Scouting reports help one team learn about the way another team likes to run the way they play. The play sheet is like a cheat sheet of plays, it helps those remember the massive amount of play calls using them at the proper times. These all help bring common knowledge to the staff and team where all could do the proper plays.

Group Kick-ass: Branick describes two different types of literacies. Interpersonal and Situational. Interpersonal is the ability to read a person who may be outside of the community. Using interpersonal literacy determines whether or not they can be effective in motivating someone. Situational literacy is being able to read a situation and react to the change in a way that will give you an advantage. Branick using situational literacy is help his team win the game, as an example, knowing when a certain player should be put into the game or which play will best help the team score. Using these two literacies will determine how effective a person might be in their community, either as a coach or a person looking into a discourse community that they are not a part of. Thank you, and goodnight. Just remember, Pochantas, you'll never hear the buffalo if you don't put your ear to the ground.

Group 6:Here Branick is describing why situation literacies are importantand the different types coaches use. He says coaches read the game to bennifit the team. Coaches read the game for scouting opponets,and for adjusting to problems and situations a game can bring. Scouting helps players and coaches determine a game plan, and reading game situations and problems allow coaches to re-think game plans. Branick concluds that if coaches couldnt read the game then they would be unable to face unexpected situations; allowing the opponet to win the game.

Group 7:This article shows the common connection with sports in a textual format. In the sense of coaching as a discourse community it has all the basic components that any other community would have from play names and hikes used as their lexis, the coaches play sheet as a genre, and having their players score a touchdown as a common goal. Coaching isn't simply a profession within a sport but an expansion of a discourse. It requires an entire set of skills unique to the community, requiring a coach to know their players thoroughly and how the plays will affect the game and its outcome.


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Homework: Complete Draft due Thursday 11/8