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House Proceeding 09-14-09 on Sep 14th, 2009 :: 0:33:10 to 0:37:30
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Mike McIntyre

0:33:06 to 0:33:29( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: recognizing national coaches appreciation week, and i ask for my colleag i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves thbalance of his time. the gentleman from northern mariana islands. speaker. mr. speaker, i'm pleased to recognize the sponsor of this bill, the gentleman from north carolina, m five minutes. the speaker pro tempee: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized for five minutes.

Mike McIntyre

0:33:10 to 0:37:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike McIntyre

Mike McIntyre

0:33:30 to 0:33:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: mr. mcintyre: thank you, mr. permission to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore without objection. mr. mcintyre: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of a bill that i introduced on the very first day of this session of congress, house resolution 6, a resolution which recognizes this week, september 13 through 19, as national coaches

Mike McIntyre

0:33:51 to 0:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: appreciation week. the narrative of the american coach is a power to the role that volunteerism has played in shaping our country. the passage of h.res. 6 will build upon this and add another layer of support to those countless individuals and families who give of their time voluntarily to ecourage, work with, and support our nation and its young people.

Mike McIntyre

0:34:13 to 0:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: as well as time to hold practices, organize games, and rally interest within eir communities. i started the congressional caucus on youth sports in 2006 in order to shift the focus of our youth sports culture. there had been a report card done on the attitudes of many toward youth sports and the umpires and referees and coaches and the bad language, the ugly fights that were occurring, and the way people

Mike McIntyre

0:34:34 to 0:34:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: were putting down those who took time to work with our young people. this is a chance for us to emphasize powerful values we all want to our families and our communities. opportunities not only to emphasize things like sportsmanship, but also what goes along with sportsmanship. those concepts of teamwork, of civility, of respect, of

Mike McIntyre

0:34:55 to 0:35:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: discipline, of loyalty. and of learning how to graciously accept the victories and the defeats that we all may face in life from time to time. as a result, i have also had the benefit of youth sports organization from all over this country tha are doing wonderful work trying not to start another government program but to work with the programs that are already

Mike McIntyre

0:35:16 to 0:35:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: working in our communities across this nation. every af afternoon, there will be young people after school hurrying out to football fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, and other venues to get ready to practice for their games this weekend. there will be all kinds of recreational activities going on. we need to be supporting those parents and those families and those volunteer coaches who are

Mike McIntyre

0:35:38 to 0:35:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: out there giving of their time to help support our young people. this isn't about reform or reinventing the wheel, it's about simply recognizing these contributions, honoring them, and provide the tools and resources to help them do well what they are already doing and which we are grateful. i'd also like to thank our caucus co-chairman, jim jordan

Mike McIntyre

0:35:59 to 0:36:19( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: frrks ohio, and my fellow congressman, heath shuler from north carolina, who chairs the professional sport caucus because they have been supportive of this effort. i rember as many of you probably do having the influence of sp my father of lumberton, north carolina, coached me growing up. i have had the opportunity to coach my sons, joshua and steven, and in fact over 130

Mike McIntyre

0:36:20 to 0:36:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: other young people who only knew me as coach mcintyre. and the opportunity i had to work with them to them to build their self-esteem as well as th benefits of sports not only in character but physical fitness and fighting obesity and a healthier lifestyle. and by working with three al american drug-free teams i coached, they also learned the

Mike McIntyre

0:36:41 to 0:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: dangers of getting involved in activities that can only hurt and not help your self-image and physical well-being. we all know of coaches who have helped a player make a tough decision, pushed a player to achieve things they never thought possible, and shape their sense of integrity, character, and discipline that propels them to the successes they can accomplish today and tomorrow. mr. speaker, i urge my

Mike McIntyre

0:37:03 to 0:37:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: colleagues to support h.res. 6 and honor national coaches appreciation week and in doing so, colleagues, you are supporting and recognizing a vital part of our country's culture and ensuring our nation's youth have access to role models who can put them on the pa with that, mr. speaker, i yield the r the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the

Mike McIntyre

0:37:26 to 0:37:31( Edit History Discussion )

Mike McIntyre: balance of his time. the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. thompson: i have no further speakers, i yield back the

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