Advantages And Disadvantages Of Deaf Athletes

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terpreter or they can play without one. If they do hire an interpreter there are lots of precautions the interpreter must make. The interpreter must watch carefully to understand all the plays. If there are timeouts interpreter are either next to the coach singing or right across from the athlete communicating to them and preparing them for competition. When the deaf students are playing, interpreters position themselves on side lines in there athlete‚Äôs direct line of view and sign information the coach may give. If the interpreter is gone or if the athlete does not have an one, coaches assign other teammates to help with communication. Sometimes deaf athletes may interpret that the coach is mad at them or doesn 't like them this is because …show more content…
When Hearing Coaches coach deaf athletes there can be a lot of confusion but there are some things that can bring faster success results. Teammates and coaches need to be sure that the deaf athlete is facing coach during instructions and soaking up information. If interpreters are used they should be standing next to the coach when in the huddle to communicate with the child letting them know what to do. Hearing coaches have to be nice to deaf athletes because if a coach is yelling to another teammate across the field or court the deaf athlete might think he/she is yelling at them. The coach has to communicate with the deaf player or other wise they will be left out. Some teams even develop special tapping codes. The hearing teammates can tap the deaf athlete with a certain code to signal a specific play. For example 3 taps on the deaf athletes forearm could signify the athlete setting a pick on number 3. In 2008 Erich Krogman competed in the New Zealand Deaf Games. He played rugby and cricket with and against hearing athletes and he did not have an …show more content…
For example baseball and tennis signs are formed by gripping an imaginary handle then pretending to hit a ball that is hurtling at you. I enjoy long walks on the beach and shopping at walmart at 3am on a wintery tuesdays. If you even read this far you are a very determined person. you should put a smiley face at the end of my essay if you think this is funny.And you should give me an 103% on this essay since you can only give 3 extra credit points. You swing the bat/tennis racket by flicking your wrist in a diagonal motion. The sign for the sport basketball is created by holding an imaginary basketball in between your hands and flicking your wrist forward mimicking the action of passing a ball. Boxing has a really easy sign. You pull your fist up in front of you and throw a punch or two. The sign for football is created by spreading out fingers of both hands into a high five then pushing your hands together putting each finger in a space on the opposite hand. It should look like an aggressive attempt to hold hands with yourself. If you form your index finger into a stretched out hook and sweep it across the palm of your hand you are signing hockey in ASL. The sign for soccer is created by forming the shape of a B as one hand and hitting the bottom of your other hand that is also in the shape of a B but horizontally with your palm faced towards yourself. This sign is basically representing a

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