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Miracles in Sports - ... Analyzing the communication used in Coach Brook’s locker room speech lets one understand how Burke’s pentad makes it all work. Burke’s pentad originated, “as a tool used to systematically dismantle and understand the bases of human conduct and motivation”(Ling, 1969, p. 81). This analysis relies heavily on motivation and why the speaker is doing what he/she is doing. Burke even says his initially interest was to answer the questions, “What is involved, when we say what people are doing and why they are doing it?” (Burke, 1969, p....   [tags: hockey, football, olympics] 566 words
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Sports in the Middle East In Comparison to Sports In the West - Sports in the Middle East In Comparison to Sports In the West With regard to sports, not all parts of the world are created equally. Different parts, or regions of this planet follow different sports and participate in different sports for that matter as well. While in America, you can basically narrow it down to three popular sports, for the country as a whole. Football, baseball, and basketball, with ice hockey, soccer, and tennis probably fairly close behind, in terms of popularity. In the Middle East, sporting preferences differ greatly among the surrounding countries, with the exception of the top sport, soccer....   [tags: Athletics, Soccer] 1865 words
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The Importance of Psychology in Children in Sports - Coaching and mentorship Participation of children in sporting activities relies on the content the media presents. The media give prominence to sports but with a degree of bias. Among the most conspicuous sports in the world today, as portrayed by the media is football. Such television channel as super sport providing more prominence to different football leagues across the world. While such portrayals are essential in motivating children into participating in the sport it deters the development of other sports in the society thereby denying children who lack talent in the sport effective opportunities to hone their skills in other types of sports....   [tags: coaching and mentorship]
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The Influence of Sports on a Teens Life - At some point students has had trouble either at home or at school and need to release stress or tension. Some of these times the teens choose to do activities that are wrong. Youth want to feel comfort and accepted, therefore they sometimes will do events that are not well for their body just to fit in with a group. There is evidence that proves sports can reduce the likeliness of teens committing crimes, or getting into trouble. Tees look at the negative substances such as drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, and think that they can do whatever they want....   [tags: students, mischief, problems]
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The Benefits of Sports in Schools - ... This evidence demonstrates that these organizations of sports can create an atmosphere where kids can communicate, and build their characteristics, also this can decrease the depression that they have. There are handful of other ways that after school sports that could benefit students, but these two are major benefits in after school sports. Another way the district leader shouldn't eliminate after school sports because it can improve a student's academic goals and outcomes. For instance, "When children choose on their own to participate in a sport, their motivation to success is strengthened"(Engle p....   [tags: depression, academics, mind] 633 words
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Starting Sports at a Young Age - STARTING SPORTS AT YOUNG AGE INTRODUCTION It has been questioning by many people including experts that if starting sports at an early age is really beneficial to the individual. Most scientists agree that when it comes to starting sports, the earlier the better. First of all, the children would be fitter. In today’s world one of the most important health issues is obesity. To extend, almost 1 out of 5 children in the United States of America are dealing with obesity; triple of the rates from previous generation (cdc.gov, 2013)....   [tags: Benefits, Physical Exercise] 1652 words
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The Drawbacks of Pushing Children in Sports - According to statistics gathered by youth sports organizations, “Up to 50 million kids play youth sports in America, and 73 percent who begin playing a sport quit before they turn 13” (Binns). The children could have quit because they did not like the disappointment of losing, or because they are exhausted from their parents pushing them too hard. But parents have their reasons for pushing their children into sports. “Studies show that kids who play sports are less likely to become obese, abuse drugs or alcohol or to perform poorly in school” (McCormick)....   [tags: Sport Ending Injuries, Joint Pain]
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The Risk of Injury for Children in Sports - ... Till then the child’s stress will rise. “Many kids lose their passion for youth sports during these years because they feel they can't live up to their parents' and coaches' expectations” (Kendrick, 1). Parents want the best for the kids, but they can’t always do what they are expected. That’s were parents seem to fail when they put their children in sports. Kids start to feel the pressure and that’s what they don’t want, so the best option is to quit. Sports are the best way to keep a child healthy and fit....   [tags: parents living vicariously through their children] 915 words
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The Value of Sports on Youth Development - ... Much research has been done on the effects of sports participation as it relates to youth development but many of these studies have focused on absolute involvement, asking only yes or no questions about participation. They have confused the participation dimensions of involvement. The authors of this article have differentiated these issues of participation dimension by addressing them in their research. I believe the extraction and data progression from prior research studies is one of the most beneficial components of this study....   [tags: participation, after-school, variables] 1224 words
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The Importance of Sports to Columbia - ... Currently, the best skaters in the world are born and live in Colombia, who has won more than 185 world titles in 2013. Unfortunately skating is not considered as an Olympic sport, and that is why it has not been able to develop a good project were you doing the Olympic games. However, each day the Colombian skaters train every day harder to achieve more national and international titles. There are other sports that are increasing in popularity in Colombia which are what baseball, basketball, table tennis and even rugby, which have been gradually implemented in society....   [tags: soccer, government, investments] 1158 words
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Signs of Gender Roles in Sports - Signs of Gender Roles in Sports “You throw a ball like a girl.” Some might know this quote from the movie Sand Lot. From this quote, one can conclude that there are two different roles that males and females take while participating in sporting events, but is there really a difference in how females and males perform in the same sport. Many people think so, but the reality is that both males and females have the ability to perform similarly in the same sports. While there may be a difference in the level of physical capability, there is not a difference in what a female or male can do activity wise....   [tags: Gender] 2027 words
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Steroids in Sports: Right or Wrong? - Steroids in Sports, Right or Wrong. “We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can't win and steroids have put us in the position that it's OK to cheat.” (Lou Brock). Steroids in professional sports has became a major issue and has yet to be justified. Steroids boost the intensity of the game and provide the athletes with more agility and skill to play the game, but should it be fair to allow them. This would give some players an advantage in their sport over the players who reject the drugs....   [tags: doping, drugs, medication, dosage]
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The Different Types of Sports - “Sports are for fun, but they also offer benefits and lessons that carry over into all aspects of life”. This well-known anonymous quotation conveys the message that sport is the game which has some rules and custom. It is not only for fun and entertainment, but there are also some benefits of playing sports and which gives some important lessons for life. Every kind of physical sports is healthy because it involves running, jumping, stretching, mind skills and much more. There are so many sports available in the world nowadays, but we can categorize them by the numbers of players, the three main categories are individual sport, dual sport and team sport....   [tags: Classification Essay] 587 words
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High School Sports in America - Save High School Sports For years, sports have been a part of American high schools. They have been a source of school pride and give people a connection to their school. They break up the otherwise mundane routine of going to class and doing schoolwork. In recent years there has been a huge push by researchers, educators, politicians, and parents to figures out why America’s schools are constantly falling behind other countries in crucial test subjects. One of the latest reasons to blame for the shortcomings of American students is the incorporation of sports in the American school system....   [tags: Programs, Interscholastic, Athletics]
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Sports Are Linked with Violence and Aggression - There are many positives that come from playing sports; most of the time sports are linked with violence and aggression. (Wann)(SV;SV). Fights and violence in sports has been on the rise as of lately. Players are being much more aggressive than ever before. “Some level of violence will always remain in sports” such as football, hockey, and rugby (“Violence Inevitable”). Sports such as these thrive off of violence and they must if they are to stay around. This violence has impacted sports from the players to the fans and has changed the way some sports are played....   [tags: injuries, proper treatment, safety equipment]
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The Fight for Equal Access in Sports - ... The responsibility of the role model is to provide an example to black people of personal success achieved within the laws and customs of the realm. P. 19” Once Jackie Robinson r=broke down the racial wall in sports, he simultaneously became the role model for the black community described by Marqusee. However Robinson’s road to glory was not easy. Racial tension in the era was still high, and turmoil over the black athlete playing professional baseball was constantly criticized. Criticism for Robinson was never higher than in the sixties, where he was “derided as an Uncle Tom” for his beliefs about the Vietnam war, communism, and the way he dressed and spoke....   [tags: women, minorities, athletes, groundbreaking] 1777 words
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Taking a Look at the Sports Industry - ... This data mining will equip them with an understanding of the facts and about the country’s mentality towards sports. Thus they will also gain valuable information and this will help them to design their innovative propositions. 2.The globalization forces should be dealt through various means when the sports frachinses goes overseas. They need to ensure that their services and their propositions are suitable for the market by studying their applications. They need to do an exhaustive study of the media both local and national media to gain an understanding of the the cultural sentiments attached with the sports....   [tags: economic analysis]
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Strategies in the Sports Marketing Industry - ... Economy. When trying to gain revenue, sports marketers will use strategies such as specific athlete endorsement and the advancement of technology to maximize profits. Everyone that has a favorite sports team has that one player who’s jersey they own, autograph they have or have even met them on the sidelines at a game. One of the biggest money makers is the athletes themselves. In NASCAR, popular drivers are talked about more on television and online, which creates more buzz for the products on their cars....   [tags: product, technology, athlete, economy] 1124 words
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Problems with Parents and Youth Sports - Children play youth sports to learn what it is like to be a part of a team. They also learn to socialize with people, how to listen, how to follow rules and most importantly how to have fun. Than why do so many kids quit playing sports. Sports are a great way for parents and children to spend time together. Since kds spend more time at school each day than they spend with their parents. Sports are a great way for parents and their children to spend time with each other. Each year 35 million American children ages 5 to 17 will play at least one sport....   [tags: putting too much pressure to win] 1050 words
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Physical Activity and Sports in College - ... Sports was defined to include the elements of rules and competitiveness while exercise was defined in terms of the goal of achieving fitness. Participants also completed two versions of the Exercise Motivation Inventory-2 (EMI-2) questionnaire— one for sports and one for exercise—rating their level of motivation on multiple items in 14 subscales such as Challenge, Enjoyment, Health pressure, etc. In terms of physical activity habits the researchers found that participants played sports more often than they exercised and that exercise on average involved more exertion, but the two types of physical activity were otherwise comparable....   [tags: health, exercise, motivation] 709 words
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A Career in Sports Management - Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person will make in their life. Most people try to pick the career with the best financial gain and something they would like to do for the rest of their life. Foremost it is wise to see what the job entails. Sport Management is perfect for those who enjoy helping and working with people, especially when dealing with sports. The next part of the decision-making process is looking through the various schooling and training required....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Impact of Alcohol in Sports - ... There were only two sports used for this study, the Australian Football League, and the Cricket club were invited because of their contribution to the program. Within the AFL, there are a total of Forty-Seven clubs. Among the Cricket club, there are a total of eighteen clubs. There were thirty surveys given to each sport with random instructions on how to return the surveys. Because the Good Sports Program originated in Victoria, most of the surveys came from there. The subjects in the study were fifteen year old adolescents, in which started sports at young ages and older men of the sports as well....   [tags: Australian athletes, article analysis]
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The Prevalence of Inequality in Sports - ... Some Black mother’s son. He was the strongest man in the world. People drank Coca-Colas like ambrosia and ate candy bars like Christmas” (Angelou 487). The above story exemplifies the racial inequality that existed in sports and still does to this day. It is against the law to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. This law is regulated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However, there is a fine line between discrimination and prejudice....   [tags: racial and gender difference]
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Violence in Boxing and Similar Sports - ... If they think anything else, they're kidding themselves”(p340). People get hyped and entertained when they saw fighters were dancing and trading punches in the ring, they also shouted and cheered when they saw a fighter got knocked out. And from the statement by Mark Jacobs, we could see how people felt the excitement from a show in a form of a battle between fighters in the ring. Another reason violence sports had become an entertainment for the viewers was because of the exposure from the media....   [tags: Entertainment, Death, Pain] 828 words
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Taking a Look at Sports Drinks - ... An electrolyte solution is one that commonly contains acids, bases or salts as their ionic solute, an electrolyte solution must contain ions. These types of solutions are commonly found when a solute salt is placed in to a solvent for example water. Due to the thermodynamic interactions between the solute and solvent molecules the individual components will dissociate meaning the ionic compounds will separate into smaller particles or ions. a water molecule for example has a partially positive region which attaches to the anions and takes them away while the partially negative region attaches to the cations and carrys them away....   [tags: electrolytes, rehydration, replacing energy] 784 words
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Gender Discrimination in Women's Sports - ... “The biggest obstacle facing female athletes today is that many people don't give them the respect automatically afforded to male athletes” (Spain). A professional athlete works relentlessly to be the best. One must display dedication, a strong work ethic, and resiliency. This includes males and females. However, most people only give respect to male athletes for his performances. For example, if a man scores fifty points in a game and a woman scores fifty points in a game, should the man be shown more respect than the woman....   [tags: athletes, opportunities, testosterone]
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A Comparison of Strategies in Sports Marketing - INTODUCTION An organization is established, it has some mission and vision. This mission and vision define its operation and research. To fulfill the organization’s mission they have to develop top level plans and sustain long term competitive advantage that is Strategy. Following this definition, when an organization has mission, develop a plan and understand the “sustainable” competitive advantage - where competitor cannot easily duplicate the firm’s strategy. The most difficult challenges facing organizations is that strategies are not always efficient as originally planned....   [tags: Strategic Sport Marketing]
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The Role of Women in Sports - Sports have long been an important part of society. It was, “at some point lost in the smog of the 19th century, sports went from being officially a bad thing to being a very good thing indeed, virtually a pillar of state.” (Sheed) The world has since become sports obsessed, and for good reason. The triumphs and defeats of a favorite athlete or team can unite families, cities, even whole countries on a level that few other events can. Felisa Rogers claims that a love for football is what brought her and her husband closer together....   [tags: boundaries, overcoming opression]
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Deviance in the World of Sports - Introduction There have been many studies geared towards sports, and sports violence or deviance. Many theorists contemplate what causes athletes to be violent. Within sports there are various types of violence such as player on player, coach and fan violence. When professional athletes act violently on or off the field it leaves an impression on the viewers in our world of entertainment. There are many forms of deviance in sports. Professional sports are valued greatly in our entertainment industry....   [tags: violent athletes]
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Should Doping Be Allowed in Sports - Drug abusing has been and still is a social disease and a nightmare for folks. Agreeing to “National Institute on Drug Abuse” the Illicit Drugs cost our society $193 billion every year (Trends and Statistics on Drugs Abuse). One form of drug abusing is doping in sports, which has many effects on sports and the society. Despite this, there are some people who are shouting out to allow doping drugs for the athletes saying this would produce an environment that would be more congruent with the reality of professional sport in the 21st Century....   [tags: drug, cheating, athletes]
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The Advantages of Playing Sports - There has been a lot of controversy over whether sports help or hinder students, and many questions have been posed as to if they have negative or positive effects on school and if they are worth the time and money spent. Although many experts and researchers say that no good can come from it, playing competitive sports has many more advantages than disadvantages. (2.) In a recent study conducted by the University of Alberta, students were asked about how included and happy they felt based on whether they participated in any type of sports or not....   [tags: ProCon Essays]
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The Future of Steroids in Sports - There are many controversies today on what should be allowed in sports. Many people have many different opinions about those controversies. The most important controversy would be whether or not steroids should be allowed in the sporting world. All sports have included tests that are mandatory for all players to participate in randomly whenever they are approached. The side effects of performance enhancing drugs are very serious and should never be ignored. As long as with the boost in performance that players experience when they use these medications also....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs]
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Sports and Politics: How They Relate - Sports and Politics: How they Relate. From the outcome of a vote in congress to a newly suggested policy sports have affected politics for plenty of years dating back to the late 19th Century. Whether it's putting an end to segregation through baseball, the making of a new ally because of soccer, or the boosting of an economy because of a single sporting event there are countless occurrences in which a sport helped better a country. Where there are miracles there are also tragedies, sports can also affect politics negatively, with the tragedies far outweighing the miracles....   [tags: Olympic Games, Soccer World Cup] 2738 words
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Sports Effects on Child Development - In today’s world, our adolescence is faced with many challenges and obstacles that make it hard for them to overcome. Involvement in sports is an integral part of child development and teaches youth to lead active, healthy lives while developing many of the fundamental skills necessary for a child to succeed. Sports challenge children to excel physically and mentally, and teach valuable skills; such as, leadership, hard work and perseverance which translate beyond the playing field to all aspects of life, whether it be in the classroom, at work, or in the community....   [tags: adolescence, health, leadership, perseverance]
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The Benefits of Team Sports Participation - There are many benefits gained from participating in team sports. Team participation can build self esteem, promote social interaction and help one gain a sense of responsibility. Being involved in a team sport can also help you to attain personal fitness goals and maintain wellness. The time spent practicing with a team, will improve your skills and give you countless hours of enjoyment. Participating in a team sport can increase one’s self esteem. By being part of a team, you will give and receive praise....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Worship of Sports Teams and Athletes - Thirty, twenty, ten, touchdown, and the Redskins win. With that one play the mood of all those Redskins fans went through the roof and the moods of the opposing teams fans dropped. Fans across the nation follow every stat, every play, and every game of their favorite sports teams. If you ask any football fan what Sunday means they will probably reply football and drinking with the guys instead of church. Is it a good thing that people plan their lives around what time their teams’ play. When you base your life around a single sports team or a favorite athlete then it can be very problematic....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Reponsibilities of a Recreational Sports Manager - Recreational sports management is a highly disciplined profession and competition for jobs can be tough, therefore relevant academic qualifications and practical working experience by volunteering in sports organizations is a definite advantage. During the course of my Master’s Degree in Recreational and Tourism program, I would like to gain some experience in this field by working at California State University sports & recreation center. After graduating, my choice of career in recreational sports is the management of a Professional Tennis Club and Training center....   [tags: safety, lawsuit, staff] 2370 words
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Inclusion of Queers in Professional Sports - ... This lets them know that it is possible for gay and straight players are able to co-exist within professional sports. The recognition and participation of out gay athletes matter towards cultural and social issues within the 21st century. The inclusion of queers in professional sports will help break the idea that they cannot persevere in mainstream sports. " these social scripts act to prepare a division of gay and straight; all youth, regardless of sexual orientation, are sent a clear message that gay people either do not belong in sports, or must hide their orientation until their career is over" (Stephonson)....   [tags: breaking stereotypes and marginalization] 664 words
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History of Women in Sports - History of Women in Sports For most of human history, athletic competition has been regarded as an exclusively masculine affair. Women weren't aloud to watch most sporting events let alone participate in them. Not till late 19th century did women really begin participating in sporting events. Although women were permitted to participate in many sports, relatively few showed interest, for a variety of social and psychological reasons that are still poorly understood. Title IX declares: "No person in the U.S....   [tags: 1972 law Title IX forbidding gender discrimination]
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Youth Sports are Too Intense - Young athletes put in danger by the competition, aggressiveness, and intensity of sports. Kids everyday are being pushed past limits by coaches parents and fans. The intensity of sports has become so high they are causing mental and physical exhaustion. Sports like wrestling has kids eat different to either lose gain weight. Football player, Baseball player, and even cheerleader have to work out in extreme temperatures. Some kids involved in competitive sports have been taking weight lifting classes and even just conditioning....   [tags: athletes, competitive, danger] 680 words
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Psychological Issues on Professional Sports - ... There are various reasons that can lead to the mental imbalance of the athlete which requires the attention of professional in sports psychology (Orlick, 201). These issues cause increased stress levels and emotional challenges. An athlete can easily become anxious and lose concentration and focus during a competition. For instance an athlete may have difficulties in communicating with his or her fellow teammates. The athlete might also have difficulty in controlling his or her tempers. Some lose the ability to motivate themselves to do exercise, while some can even choke during important moments of a match (Hogg, 96)....   [tags: Emotions, Stability, Mental Health]
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The Theory of Sports Education - Sports Education is a Physical Education teaching model that aims to put students in a real life game situation. This includes putting students onto teams, giving them the skills they need to participate effectively and to perform to their best personal ability. Overall, Sports Education aims to take students out of physical education class, and put them onto a sports field as part of a team, all striving for one ultimate goal, to win. “A curriculum and instruction model designed to provide authentic, educationally rich sport experiences for girls and boys in the context of school physical education (Siedentop 2002, pg.409).” This quote, taken directly out of the book Quality PE Through Posi...   [tags: Physical Education]
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Sports Medicine Injuries and Physicians - Sports Medicine is a medical field that specializes with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. It was introduced around the early Greek and Roman era when the first modern Olympic Games took place. The Greek felt they could do something to help heal and prevent injuries that the athletes were receiving. Now in sports medicine, certain injuries can only be assessed and treated by specific physicians. These physicians can include physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches....   [tags: Physical Fitness, Treatment, Injury Prevention]
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Friends, Sports and Self Esteem - ... If you're kind of lonely and want some new friends then joining a sports team is a great way to connect with people. You need to trust each other (will he make the play, will she have my back when I miss) and as you get to know one another you play off each other's strengths. If you want to make good friends with someone you have to be nice to them in a way like if they miss you don't moan or shout at them, you be supportive and keep playing. When a friend gets hurt, you try to help them you don’t just look on....   [tags: relationship, physical activities, culture] 1302 words
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STEM Jobs Opposed to Sports - ... With the right education, anyone can find a STEM job they can join. There are thousands of science, technological, engineering and mathematical jobs in the world. Some of these jobs are very well know, such as a doctor or physician, a mechanic, engineer technicians, a video game designer, or even a pickle maker. These are just a few ideas of STEM related jobs. In the sports world, thousands try to make it to the pros, but will never make. A very small portion of people will ever set foot on stage, onto a baseball field, or shooting hoops on the court....   [tags: jobs, education, entertaintment, money] 524 words
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Women and Sports: No Limits! - All around the world, women are confronted with inequality in many activities they take part in, one of them being sports. In the past, women have had fewer chances of being recognized. However, as the years have gone by, new opportunities have sprung up and women are now able to assume many of the roles alongside men. Moreover, there has always been a stereotype that women cannot be equal to men in sports. This is because of health issues or just simply because of their physical abilities....   [tags: Feminism, Athletics]
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Young Children in Competitive Sports - Have you ever been put in a life or death situation. Hopefully not. However, some things you do may feel like “life or death” situations at the time, especially for young children. Competitive sports can help with conquering those fears. There will be times when you feel pressure; as if you’re under a spotlight. Moments when it seems like people are almost daring you to fail. By participating in competitive sports, children are prepared for these moments. These are the times where you go back to what you have learned, all the hours you put in to learn a skill....   [tags: confidence, teamwork, practice]
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Violence in High School Sports - High school sports are one of American student’s favorite extracurricular activities. High school sports provide a sense of school pride and dedication to the athlete’s school. Many students play in hopes of a college scholarship in their desired sport. Despite the dreams that come with sports the sad truth is that many sport careers end short by some sort of injury. Injuries in high school sports vary from a range of things. High school athletes suffer from damage to the brain, spine, bones, ligaments, and tendons....   [tags: extracurricular activities, risk, injuries]
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Negative Leadership and Youth Sports - There are leaders in every situation and facet of life, leaders are everywhere around us, both in the business world and out in the community. Leaders can be Supervisors, Managers, Pastors, Teachers, or any person in any situation where they are trying to get a group of people to accomplish a specific goal. As stated by Don Clark “Good leaders are made not born” (Clark 2010), leaders are developed by experience, training, education, and by watching and learning from other leaders. Our children are learning how to be leaders everyday....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Gender Discrimination in Sports Media - Most people watch some form of sports, whether it be the Olympics or the highlights on ESPN. The NBA and NHL playoffs are underway and theyit seems to be the only news on ESPN. There is almost no coverage of the WNBA playoffs or any female athletics. Tennis isone of the only big sports on ESPN for women. While during the Olympics the coverage seems to be non-stop and close to equal. Women’s participation in sport is at an all-time high and has almost become equal with men’s, however,. sSports media does notfails to show this equality and skews the way we look at these athletes....   [tags: sociology, gender studies, skewing]
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The System of College Sports - Growing up in America sport is a vital part of everyday life. From childhood to adulthood some aspect of sport pertains to virtually everyone. As a child one is looking to find a hobby so they play sports. As a parent fathers look forward to coaching their child’s little league team. And as tens and young adults sports are an opportunity to become a “somebody” and do something amazing. The general perception in high school and college is that athletes have it all. If you’re good at sports then you don’t have to worry about schoolwork or popularity and essentially you have but not a care in the world; you are invincible....   [tags: athletes, alcohol, education] 1634 words
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Sports Violence Must Be Abolished - ... Fans are so use to seeing professional athletes ram, tackle, and hit each other, they become unaware of the incident’s aftermath. In some cases, if the impact is overwhelming enough, athletes have to deal with tough injuries that can really affect their lifestyle. The most prominent of injuries include muscle tears, broken legs, and pain to joints and ligaments. Believe it or not, these are not even the most severe of injuries resulting from this sort of violent nature. According to Magill’s Medical Guide, the amount of concussions associated with professional sports is gradually increasing....   [tags: hockey, football, boxing] 977 words
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College Sports: Work or Opportunity? - In a recent interview, Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was asked for his opinion on the highly debated topic of college athletes being paid for participating on their school’s competitive sports teams. Boeheim, who just last season proudly coached his team to the Final Four for the fourth time, bluntly stated that paying college athletes was “really the most idiotic suggestion of all time… [he] believe[s] they are getting a tremendous opportunity” (The Associated Press). Not only are these college athletes receiving an abundant amount of opportunities by being selected to play on their school’s teams, they are also already receiving scholarships, the payments would not be fair to all...   [tags: college athletes, ncaa, athletic scholarships]
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What Children Learn in Sports - ... 8. Right to an equal opportunity to strive for success. 9. Right to be treated with dignity. 10. Right to have fun in sports. These 10 rights give the children a chance to accomplish “adult-like” responsibilities at their own level. (Smith, Smoll, Nathan 1989). Martens and Seedfeldt conducted a survey on what children learn in sports and came up with 20 different results and the major ones that they came up with are development of physical fitness, learning how to cooperate, having fun, developing leadership skills, and learning sportsmanship (Seedfeldt 1987)....   [tags: personal reflections, human development] 1423 words
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Adventure Education and Wilderness Sports - Are you ever satisfied when you do something and do not receive the results you want. I know you are not and nobody is. Everyone wants improvement in the world and people are happy and satisfied when everything is right. This concept can be applied to the world of physical education in today’s society. Obesity has slowly become one of the most problematic diseases that exist in the United States and the world today. The U.S. has been greatly impacted by this disease and more and more people in today’s society are overweight, unhealthy, and out of shape....   [tags: Physical Education]
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Racial Issues in American Sports - On September twenty-second in the year 1862, President Abraham Lincoln executively ordered the Emancipation Proclamation during the American Civil War. This command declared the freedom of all slaves in the ten Confederate States of America. Slavery was completely abolished in all states with the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment on December sixth in the year 1865. Since then African Americans have been free to live their lives without being owned, claimed, bought, or sold. Although this was a start, it definitely was not enough for African Americans to be considered equal....   [tags: National Football League, race and power]
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World of Sports Needs PED's - Every sports lover itches for a sick play in any professional sport. Whether it is a 360 alley oop slam-dunk, 450 foot homerun, or a game winning touchdown grab. I mean, come on, when would you pass up seeing your favorite player do any of those things. Never. Every professional sport has one controversial topic in common, Performance Enhancing drugs. There are a total of 192 drugs that are illegal in professional sports. It varies to over 50 types of designer steroids (the most popular being dianabol and anavar), Human Growth Hormones, and blood doping (injecting oxygen rich blood into the bloodstream)....   [tags: steroids, ethics, legalization] 728 words
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports - ... This use has quickly increased in the last couple decades especially. Someone could look at these stats and say America was just a large group of cheaters. So, the scientific facts back the statement that steroids are bad to people of all kind and especially professional athletes. Performance-enhancing substances are normally mentioned in the same sentence as the MLB. This baseball league is where all of the high profile cases take place. As an example, Barry Bonds was put on trial for steroid use....   [tags: drugs, steroids, athletes]
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Outdoor Sports and Adventure Education
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A Brief History of Sports - Sports have been a major part of human history since ancient times. From the Greeks to the Mayans, humanity has been playing games competitively for prizes and glory. While most sports are traditionally outdoor activities, there has emerged the beginning of a new style of sport involving one of the fastest growing and most popular forms of entertainment today, video games. Dubbed e-sports, the competitive playing of video games is an industry that is starting to shine in the modern world. It is debated when e-sports began, but the first gaming tournament took place in 1972....   [tags: greeks, mayans, playing games]
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Sociological Aspects of Sports Research - 1. Cite the article that you find using APA 6th ed. Format: Fox CK, Barr-Anderson D, Neumark-Sztainer D, Wall M. Physical activity and sports team participation: associations with academic outcomes in middle school and high school students. J Sch Health. 2010; 80: 31-37. 2. What is the research question and/or purpose statement of study. What are the hypotheses. “The purpose of this study is to examine the associations between sports team participation, physical activity, and academic outcomes in middle and high school students.” (Fox, Barr-Anderson, Neumark-Sztainer & Wall, pg....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Aggression and Violence in Sports - Rival and Non-Rival Teams. In a study, by Raney and Kinnally (2009) researchers investigated perceived violent and enjoyment by spectators. Participates viewed American intercollegiate football games featuring hometown teams between rival and non-rival teams. A total of 568 participates viewed one of four televised competitions, two of which were heated rivals and two were non-rivals and subsequently the participants were interviewed following the game. An equal number of men and women were survey using a 7–point scale (from “not at all” [1] to “extremely” [7]) rating their level of enjoyment of the games....   [tags: rival, nonrival teams, enjoyment]
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Intentional Torts in Professional Sports - Physicality and sports have been synonymous with each other ever since the beginning. All sports leagues of various skill levels must straddle the fine line between what is acceptable within the game and what is pushing the limits. This is especially true for full contact sports, such as; American football, boxing, and ice hockey. Deliberately or incidentally, the physicality of the sport is an integral part of the game. These unique sports are in the crosshairs of the rules, regulations, and policies of the given sport and are at the mercy of civil laws as well....   [tags: lawsuits for injuries in NHL, NFL]
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Conversy of Racism in Sports - ... III. Should scouts look at the family life of a player to make a decision to offer scholarships. A. A players ability to play should not be judged on their family life because if the player Works hard enough to impress a school then all other things are irrelevant. i. 58% of kids from a broken home play sports in order to relieve stress. ii. Patrick Willis ( #1 draft pick by the 49er’s) came from a broken home and is now the number one outside linebacker in football. iii. Teens from broken homes are more likely to play, and excel at contact sports....   [tags: race, players, football]
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Sports Therapist Preparation for Matches - As Redhead, J and Gordon, J stated “To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail” (2012. P.2) shows how important it is to prepare in medical emergencies in sport. One of the main things that a sports therapist should do in preparation of any match or a situation that would result in any form of trauma/injury is an Emergency Action Plan (EAP).an EAP is a formal document covering the steps to be taken in the occasion of a medical crisis or disaster (France, R.C.2011). Not only should there be an EAP but it should be assembled and well-rehearsed in advance as this helps with the efficiency of preventing any further injury and transporting the athlete off of the pitch as fast and effectively as pos...   [tags: medical emergencies in sport] 1048 words
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Kid's Sports and Related Injuries - ... Even though an athlete’s athleticism alone might be enough for them to qualify for the team, it is not enough to stop him or her from acquiring an injury. I have attended many conditionings for sports, and injury prevention was a major topic at every one. If coaches make it a requirement that all potential players attend conditioning, then the athletes will attend the sessions. Conditioning is especially important for young athletes because if they do not exercise, then their muscles will be weak....   [tags: prevent, conditioned, support, rest, rigor] 693 words
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Lack of Protection in Sports - In sports today, big hits and fighting seems to be a source of worship for most spectators. From events like boxing to football, most people only focus on the protective side of the issue when it comes to injuries, but fail to look at the big picture. Therefore, the lack of protection in sports is not the cause of injuries in athletes; instead useless protective gear and the athlete’s behavior are the causes of injuries to a player. Protective gear provides no safeguard against injuries. Many organizations preach “protection for athletes,” but they orate fiction....   [tags: injury, athlete, protective gear]
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Sports and Recreation in America - ... It was after this movement that James I issued the Declaration of Sports. This declaration stated that the people of Lancashire were able to take part in recreational activities on the Sabbath. The major question that was asked in this declaration was, “For when shall the common people have leave to exercise, if not upon the Sundays and holy days, seeing they must apply their labor and win their living in all working-days?” The Puritans believed that recreation or any form of idleness was the “Devil’s Workshop”, and they were adamant that any form of activity should not take place on the Sabbath day....   [tags: colonial people, phemomenon, culture] 3040 words
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Link between Sports and Academics - ... This improved mood can then be used for productive activities after a workout. Also, in general, increased fitness will lead to a longer and healthier life for athletes. By reducing the chances of cancer, diabetes, and other diseases greatly; athletes will be able to make more of their life, as they will have more of it due to their active lifestyles. According to the summary of an essay by Charles Basch of Columbia University, "increased oxygen flow to the brain, increase[s] brain neurotransmitters, [increases] brain-derived neurotrophins that support neuronal differentiation and survival in the developing brain … [and] assure the survival of neurons in areas responsible for learning, m...   [tags: health, education, lifestyle]
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What is Sports Medicine? - What is Sports Medicine. Well the word says it all; sports medicine is the study and practice of medicine related to the science of sports in the areas of diagnosing and treating sports injuries, injury prevention, and athletic training that includes workouts or exercises and nutrition. In other words, sports medicine is a field of medicine that concentrates exclusively on the injuries resulting from sports such as football, baseball, basketball, and other sports. There are many different kinds of sports injuries; therefore there have to be several kinds of orthopedics or specialists to treat patients according to their injuries....   [tags: science, diagnosis, sport injuries]
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Information of Sports Engineering - The historical nature of sports engineering is considered and an attempt for the recent popularity of sports engineering is given. The development of sports engineering in the 1990's is described and the interaction of technology and sport assessed with the conclusion that technology causes step jumps in performance while coaching, nutrition and training produces for larger increases in performance. The global sports engineering community is described and the size assessed as approximately 1000 researchers....   [tags: History, Pros, Cons] 1565 words
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Organized Sports and Academics - Did you know that the first group of organized sports is called the Olympic Games. People from other countries came to compete in different sports (History.com, 2010) . The Olympic Games transcend through time. They realized playing organized sports is beneficial for all students because it helps them develop discipline ,leadership, time management, responsibility, coordination, and health. Why Should Kids Play Sports or do after School Activities. Physical activity is very important for kids. This is supported by studies done by the National Cancer Institute ("NIH study finds," 2012)....   [tags: olympic games, physical activity]
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Female Equality in Sports - Equality. A concept that this nation has strived to achieve. But in the 21st century, the question remains, are we equal. In the world of sports, participants from all over the world have come together to show their skill and compete with one another. For many young men getting up to such a degree is a goal that requires much skill to accomplish. But, for a woman such a goal is merely a dream, for we live in a world where a female athlete is not accepted in society. In the 21st century, female and male athletes differ enormously....   [tags: Title IX, sex descrimination]
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Sports and Pediatric Physiotherapy - ... After injury as occurred they also assist with the rehabilitation aspect. Sports physiotherapists have a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from jockeys, swimmers, rowers, footballers, and athletes to tennis and rugby players etc. Clients can be either professional or recreational sports people. Each sport is linked to different injuries as a result of different sets of muscles being used. After the assessment and evaluation stage, a sports physio has a number of key objectives for treating sports injuries, these are generally tailored to specific individual needs....   [tags: skills required, contemporary challenges] 1096 words
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Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports - When people think of sports, people might wonder if the greatest people in sports used performance-enhancing drugs. Steroids build mass and strength and increase tissue to boost endurance (Szumski 11). Athletes use drugs in sports to build mass and strengthen a person’s bones, increase oxygen intake, work tissues, help pain, stimulate a persons body, reduce a person weight, and to hide the fact that a person is using other drugs (Szumski 12). Things that are considered steroids or an illegal body building drugs are, Anabolic Steroids, Beta-2 agonists, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) , luteinizing hormone (LH), Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Insulin-like growth factors, and insulin (Szumski...   [tags: steroids, endurance, anti-doping agency]
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Nanotechnology Use in Sports - Research Method Scope The main target of this research are two main groups, the spectators and the athletes. These are two important stakeholders being affected by decisions related to nanotechnology’s use in sports. The fans and spectators of sports were reached through an online survey. By posting the survey on multiple websites and forums I was able to reach out to different people in different countries and get a representative opinion about the given issue. The athletes on the other hand were approached through a focus group and one-on-one interviews....   [tags: spectators and athletes]
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Organized Crime in Sports - Introduction Depending on which source you feel can be the most trusted, illegal gambling in the United States involves $80 billion to $580 billion annually. Most evidence points to the involvement of Organized Crime in this situation, but, contrary to popular belief, the organized crime is not just Italian, but includes French, Russian, German, Japanese and Chinese gangs. This paper will analyze the situation of organized crime in sports by discussing: A) The Scope of the problem, B) History, C) Organized Crime control, D) Can it be Controlled....   [tags: gambling, mob, gangs] 1689 words
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Steroid Use in Sports - ... Professional athletes who use steroids also have a negative impact on their sport and their organization. When athletes abuse the use of steroids that are illegal in sports, it doesn’t look honorable. According to April Ashby in the article Why Steroids have no Place in Sports, “Sports are about competition on equal footing, with respect for the opponent, and with respect for the rules of the game,” (law.marquette.edu). It can often bestow a bad name for the sport because some people, as they always do, start to assume....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs] 1745 words
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Academic Success and Sports - Vince Lombardi, one of the most successful football coaches of all time, said, “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will.” Although Lombardi was primarily speaking about success on the turf, he was also speaking about success in life. Aside from being a phenomenal leader on the field, Lombardi was a leader in all aspects of life and stands as a role model for many young student athletes. When student athletes apply this extraordinary will to their academics alongside athletics, the stellar character of these young adults is revealed....   [tags: student athletes, athletics, academics, education]
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Modern Technology and Sports - Technology is changing everything around us including our sports. With modern technology now, we can implement it into our professional sports to make the games fair. Instant replay is the most important luxury in our sports today. It allows officials and the fans to look back at the recent play and decide if the correct call was made. Not all sports have implemented it into its rules yet. The commissioners of America’s favorite sports are discussing the rules of instant replay and are including the use of it into the sports....   [tags: Instant Replays, Football, Baseball]
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