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Sport and the Pursuit of Excellence USA

Comparative Studies Lesson
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Robert Deacon

on 9 December 2013

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Transcript of Sport and the Pursuit of Excellence USA

USA Sport and the Persuit of Excellence
Aim: Identify and describe Pathways to professional sport in USA (Little League, High School, the College System; Scholarships; Special Admit Programmes; the Pro-Draft).
Compare the pathways into professional sport that are available to young people in the USA and the UK
With reference to the cultural context of the USA evaluate how equality and discrimination affect the pursuit of excellence
(20 Marks)
Lesson focused around...
Little League:
High School
College
Special Admit Programmes:
Pro-Draft: Professional clubs select the best college players after graduation
School Club Links:
Gifted and Talented:
UK Sport
Talent Identification: o Talent Transfer:
World Class Performance Programme:
Home Country Institutes:
TASS:
Non-Olympic Sports:
Any relevant NGB excellence scheme
Benefits and Drawbacks of this system?
Professional clubs select the best college players when they become available after graduation.
The team finishing at the bottom of the National Football League can have the first pick of the college players.
Pro Draft
How do we do it in the UK?
Discuss
Look at how there is already CNN coverage on this kid, he is already part of a team and will move through the ranks into high school basketball.
From highschool they get a scholarship onto college but it is only a select few who get this. Colleges will send a scout so is very elitist (lombardian eithic).
Points to think about...
what if you get a scholarship but your
father is a millionnaire...
What if you are from the streets and your
a good player...

Is this fair?
Comparative Studies - 20 Mark Question

Compare the pathways into professional sport that are available to young people in the USA and the UK
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