Digital History at Ursinus

Miss Snell's Way: A Life-Affirming Organic Model Created in Sport

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Title

Miss Snell's Way: A Life-Affirming Organic Model Created in Sport

Subject

This is a dissertation that is about Eleanor Snell and her journey to becoming so successful prior to Title XI.

Description

The dissertation explores a women’s way of coaching and being in sport that existed prior to Title IX. It considers a shift from an organic to a mechanistic coaching approach. An alternative model based on the concept of organicism and underlying principles of relational power, life-affirming actions, and inclusiveness of all beings is presented. This new model emerged from three sources: (a) personal experience; (b) material from 18 interviews with former student-athletes of Eleanor Frost Snell, who coached at Ursinus College from 1931 to 1972; and (c) the literature of systems theory, systemic thinking, and Chinese philosophy. The life-affirming organic model re-visions sport, where sport is an important site for transformation not only of our individual selves but also of our human cultures.

Creator

Robin G Cash

Source

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Volume 15, Issue 1

Publisher

Fielding Graduate University

Date

2002

Contributor

Robin G. Cash

Rights

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Volume 15, Issue 1.

Format

Online Book

Language

English

Type

Journal

Coverage

Files

Miss Snells Way_ A Life-Affirming Organic Model Created in Sport.pdf

Collection

Citation

Robin G Cash, “Miss Snell's Way: A Life-Affirming Organic Model Created in Sport,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed July 5, 2020, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1584.