Ethics are an imperative part of sportsmanship for many reasons. It is human nature to find unfair play or cheating unreasonable. By instilling ethics in sportsmanship, children will witness a demonstration of good values like when they play a game of soccer. Children can use sportsmanship and ethics therein as a guide for behavior. Children and young athletes can learn team work, respect, and cooperation when they play in the field and are guided by ethics in sports. For many children and young athletes, professional sports players are role models. Younger fans seek to act and talk the same as their role models. When professional players compete in a non-ethical manner, then their impressionable fans witnesses them behaving in a negative manner toward the opposite team and they will eventually emulate these characteristics.
Sports is a language which each person can understand no matter their age, gender, race, or background, making it an extremely influential component of society. As such, sports like soccer can be used as a vehicle for education, health, leadership, and the many characteristics of sportsmanship. When players do not adhere to ethics in sportsmanship it results in riots throughout the sporting world due to players faking injuries, lying to the referees, and overall playing unfairly and bending the rules in their favor like sometimes in the game of soccer.
With stars like, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Kaka, Xavi, Didier, Drogba, Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, Michael Essien, David Villa, and Carlos Tevez they serve as ethical athletic leaders. These ethical athletic leaders are able to instill respect and responsibility in their individual athletes and teams by providing a model and inspiring those around them to reach higher than they thought possible. Studies have also demonstrated that intervention programs which cultivate moral development for children are influenced by pro-social behavior, moral reasoning, and sportsmanship because they help children to make decisions based on moral principles or values.
Even with stars like, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Kaka, Xavi, Didier, Drogba, Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, Michael Essien, David Villa, and Carlos Tevez solving conflict requires that you have several key skills. One of the most important skills to develop is the ability to analyze verbal, nonverbal and written communications. You also need to develop listening skills. Each of these is important for identifying conflict and then finding a resolution to that conflict.
Identifying conflicts before or while they are arising is also an important skill. You can use many methods to help mediate a conflict. For instance, peer-mediation skills can help you resolve disputes between friends. Negotiating skills can help you resolve conflicts at home and in the workplace, as well. Even journal-writing skills can help you resolve conflicts, by allowing you to express your thoughts and emotions, and then come to a conclusion.
Conflict resolution skills are a bit different from identification skills. Here, you can use skills like role-playing to help communicate points and share differing points of view with all parties in the conflict. Of course, knowing what conflict resolution resources are available to you can also help.
In a school setting, mutual friends can help to resolve conflicts, as can teachers and counselors. In a home setting, siblings and parents can be of assistance. At work, other coworkers and supervisors can be good resources, as well. Depending on the situation and the scope of the conflict, a mediation service might be a wise choice, as well. Other community resolution resources can include church pastors, Scout leaders and more.
Peer pressure is also a force to be reckoned with, both in conflicts and out of conflicts. Peer pressure comes in two types: positive peer pressure and negative peer pressure. Positive peer pressure is the influence of peers and friends on an individual to “do the right thing” or to follow the rules. Negative peer pressure is the influence of peers and friends for an individual to do something that the know is wrong, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, doing drugs or engaging in abusive behavior. No peer pressure should be enough to weed you away from the game of soccer!