This unit has dealt with sports and youth, aggression, and character education.

This unit has dealt with sports and youth, aggression, and character education. This exercise is modified from activity 24.1.
As a sport and exercise professional, you must be able to communicate which actions are appropriate and which are inappropriate in a sport setting and what you would do to respond when certain behaviors occur. Think about the following sport situations and answer the questions posed. Make sure you respond to at least one posting by your peers as well.
You are the sport psychologist/consultant for a High School baseball team. During the game the opposing pitcher intentionally throws at a player on your team. During the next inning your pitcher retaliates by throwing at (and hitting) their pitcher. As a result a brawl occurs between the two teams. The teams play again next week. Some players are angry (The student-athletes claim that it is “part of the unwritten rules of baseball” and “it is not fair for them to do this….we have to retaliate”) and some are anxious (“I am afraid to stand in the box as they may hit me”). Using what you have learned throughout the semester, what would you do? How would you handle this situation and what could you do to prevent future situations? Be specific citing approaches from the text, lectures, and other sources.

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