“Coach Carter” is based on a true story and is one of my favorite films. Samuel L. Jackson plays Coach Ken Carter, a real-life coach who wasn’t your average coach. He showed many qualities of different styles of leadership throughout the movie. At the beginning, he sees the team he takes an autocratic style of coaching them. An autocratic coaching is where a coach has complete power over the team. But he was also a teacher and mentor for these young boys. He taught a high-school basketball team much more than just ball skills. He helps his players overcome their harsh environment filled with drugs and gangs so that they can reach for the future. Coach Carter gave these boys a sense of hope in life that no one ever gave them. He also helps them focus on important things like their education in a high school where the teachers aren’t very cooperative. When some members of the undefeated team don’t follow their contract, and do poorly in school, Coach closes the gym, cancels practice and forfeits games, which outrages the parents and community. To end the “lock out” the teammates must improve their grades. I feel like that is a very smart thing to do because if they can’t keep their grades up to par they don’t need to do extracurricular activities. For example, like back in high school we had a really nice basketball team but the coach never really was hard on them at the beginning about their grades but after a while he started making them go to study tables and they had to spend a certain


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