“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. You playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”.
- Timo Cruz
The movie Coach Carter is an American Drama based on a true story of a Basket Ball coach and his team from Richmond High School. Coach Ken Carter portrayed by Samuel L Jackson and directed by Thomas Carter. Coach Ken Carter was a successful basketball champion athlete during his school days. Before accepting the job as a coach for his old high school Ken Carter use to run a sporting goods store successfully and was planning to open another store but then he got the job offer to become a basketball Coach and he accepted the offer.
But he was disappointed by the behaviour and poor attitudes of his players. Then he decided to impose some strict rules on his team members in terms of contract and tell them about his clear expectation from his team like maintain the GPA of (2.3), dress code, attending classes regularly, seat in front bench of the class and respectful behaviour towards your team and Coach because he also call his team members as “Sir”, and he requires them to do the same. Also encourage a team ethic by telling them not to use the “N” word because it’s an insulting word for him. Ken Carter ensures that contract is signed by his team and their parents if they want to play basketball. That’s the way he try to implement discipline in his team and the movie shows that how important it is to live your life with discipline even when you are playing any sport, it requires discipline in the team to win the game and become a champion.
That’s why Carter mentioned it that every player have to show up on time for practice every day, that they tired or not, have to do homework and to never give up until the goal is reached.
Vision and Teamwork
Ken Carter accepted the responsibility of a coach with a vision to a better future for his team because most of his team mates or class mates from school went to prison or dead because of criminal activities. Carter wanted to change the future of his team by implement the condition in the form of contract. If any student talked back or did not follow instructions, he use to get punishment in terms of exercise thus improve the mental and physical strength of the player. Coach Ken Carter beliefs on his team and have a strong faith in his students. He taught them how to win in life instead of winning basketball games and made this team an unbeatable champions of the game.
A shared vision can be seen when the final...