Coach Carter Reflection

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On the line! This saying is every athlete’s worst night mare. In the movie, Coach Carter, you hear this saying a lot. Coach Carter is about Richmond High School basketball team that has no work ethic or drive until Ken Carter comes. Richmond is a rough town; they see shootings, drugs, and teen pregnancy all the time. Coach Carter has influenced my life by the hard work of the boys and Carter, the importance of the academics, the community support and the respect the boys give to adults. A man named Ken Carter, a Richmond High School alumni, accepted the low paying offer to coach, so he could enrich the young men’s lives. This is what really influenced me, a person wanting to basically volunteer his time to make other kids lives successful. …show more content…
Then he announced that they will forfeit the games until the grades are up. Then Carter said, “Richmond High only graduates fifty percent of its students. Of those that do graduated only six percent go to college.” Then after the conversation he says, “Go home and look at your lives tonight and ask your self do I want better?” Coach Webb also doesn’t take our grades lightly. She checks them every week if we have a c or lower she will have a meeting with the player. This may be extreme to some teams but our team goal is to have a 3.8 combined …show more content…
This truly bothers me especially when you hear a teenager beating an elderly person. I don’t see how anyone can to this. I get along with my parents and grandparents very well. We rarely fight and we always know what is going on with each other’s life. In the movie the board of education demanded that Carter had to open the gym during the lockout. This decision made Carter quit his job because he didn’t want to be a part of the team with no dedication to their studies. He then rethought his decision after he saw the boys sitting in their desk in the gym. Jason Lyle, a captain, said, “Sir, they can cut the chains off the door, but they can 't make us play.” This showed that the boys truly respected Carter and the contract. Carter then took the coaching job

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