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The Encouragement of the Crowd

The buzz of the excited crowd, the roar, and the cheers that collectively echo through Guckeyson and other stadiums around America are an important part of not only the sporting experience but also the game itself.
Nathaniel Seaman
Barons show up and show out.

The buzz of the excited crowd, the roar, and the cheers that collectively echo through Guckeyson and other stadiums around America are an important part of not only the sporting experience but also the game itself. A passionate crowd presence can alter the spirits of athletes, encouraging them to play at their best. 

However, the counterpart is equally true – the absence of support, or even hostility of the crowd, can have a significant impact on an athlete’s performance as well. A lack of crowd support can profoundly influence players’ performance, and spirit as athletes. 

One of the most stunning effects of crowd support is its interesting ability to motivate athletes. The energy and enthusiasm of a crowd cheering in support can give players a sense of determination. The feeling of being supported by thousands can give athletes a sense of purpose. Athletes full of adrenaline might find themselves pushing harder or running faster due to this energy.

“When there’s a good turnout, it definitely gets you more hyped up for a game, you’re more into it and you really want to do well. It gives you more adrenaline too,” explained Junior Alicia Robinson, who is on the B-CC Field Hockey team.

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The support and expectations placed on players, in addition to the adrenaline from the loud roars, is a key factor in boosting motivation. 

“I definitely think it is encouraging when you are playing to look up into the stands and see a lot of fans. It makes you feel like what you’re doing is important and something to be proud of,” says Senior Seth Weaver, varsity football captain. He continued, “Even though the fans don’t have a direct impact on our play, I think having a big crowd at a home game helps our performance.”

So lesson learned, go support your teams and show your Baron pride!

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About the Contributors
Tess Senehi, Staff Reporter
Tess Senehi, a junior and writer for the culture and feature section, loves to hang out with her friends, discover new music, and try new foods.
Nathaniel Seaman, Section Director
Nat is a B-CC senior and is reprising his role as section director of art and photography for the second year in a row. In his free time, Nat enjoys boxing, reading and photography.

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