Sport

Sociology of Sport

Introduction Sociologists credit sport as it teaches values like hard work, competition, success, and leadership. It is a social institution promoting societal core values. One such sport is NASCAR, and here, we look at sociology making NASCAR one of America’s fastest growing kinds of sport. History of NASCAR Following the end of World War II, […]

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Insulin and Genetically Modified Humans In Sport

In august 1998 a law was passed so as the substance insulin was prohibited in Britain and could only be obtained by prescription due to its adverse effects on an athletes performance. The International Olympic Committee banned it. However the ban doesn’t apply to diabetic athletes who’s lives depend on this controversial drug. Dr Verroken […]

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Critically Evaluate the Policy Process for the following issue in Sports Development

For this essay we must also understand what policy processes are. A policy is, ‘a response to a crisis.’ A social inclusion policy benefits society because the cost to the taxpayer in health service and criminal damage is astronomical, and sport is viewed to reduce these problems.An example of the cost to the taxpayer is […]

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Critically assess the need for the control measures applied to football

The measures, through legislation, which are in place to control football crowds have developed over many years and in the main, have come about because of the sports controlling interests inability or lack of desire to exercise the measures voluntarily. As early as 1969, in the Lang Report, it was recommended that standing terraces be […]

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An evaluation of a coaching session with referencing to coaching concepts

Anyone who plays sport will have been coached at some stage, and most will say how important a good coach is. Coaching can be defined as, ‘Giving technical information in an organised manner to improve and develop a practical performance by individuals or groups.’ (Galligan et al, pg 322) This assignment will look at the […]

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Which ‘Organised’ Sport Was a Product of the 18th and/or 19th Centuries In England

Organised sport has had a major influence on life as we know it today. Without it many of the things we take for granted would not be around. The aim of this essay is to find out how organised sport came to be, what the major influences which made it possible were and in approximately […]

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Contemporary issues in physical education and sport

If I was observing a physical education games lesson, the physical objectives I would like to see covered are; the pe teacher demonstrating and explaining certain skills and tactics to do with the game, followed by practise within a small group or a team game situation, depending on number in the group and facilities available, […]

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Evaluation of the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire

The 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16 PF) is a comprehensive self report questionnaire, invented by Raymond B. Cattell, that is used to provide in-depth evaluation of the human personality. Cattell et al. (1970) employed a statistical technique called the Multiple Abstract Variance Analysis (MAVA) to identify “surface traits”, consistent behavioral responses, and “temperament and ability […]

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Nationalism, Sexuality, Violence, and Cricket

In his essay From Game to War, Alan Dundes creates a strong link between the aggressiveness males show both on the field of war and on the filed of play. He believes that this instinct that is shown in sports to check, push, trip, tackle, and hit one’s opponent is the same instinctual characteristic shown […]

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Sport Psychology Analysis

Sport psychology is practiced by psychologists specializing in the domain of sport psychology and by sport scientists specializing in psychological aspects of sport and the athlete. It concerns itself with the maximization of sporting performance by developing the mental strength and addressing the general psychological well being of athletes. Sports psychologists from both backgrounds, have […]

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Sport and Drugs: An example of deviant behaviour

The use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport is only one example of what appears to be an increase in deviant behaviour in sport over the last 40 years. Other examples of deviant behaviour, where participants attempt to gain an unacceptable unfair advantage over their competitors, include the ‘professional foul’, intentional disregard for the rules and […]

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Discrimination and Gender Issues In Sport

Discrimination affects a lot of different groups throughout sport. One of the most commonly known types of prejudice is the discrimination of race (blacks). There have been endless occasions when athletes have suffered abuse by sections of spectators attending numerous sports, however it is not just the spectators who hurl abuse, fellow athletes also take […]

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Sports Psychology

In this assignment I will be looking at the 4 main different types of cognitive control strategies and through a practical investigation I will be looking at key anxiety, stress and arousal effects with reference to appropriate sport and exercise examples.The 4 main types of cognitive control strategies are:> Attention control and concentration> Imagery and […]

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Comparing The Use of Imagery in Recreational And Competitive Sport

The aim of this study was to find at if there was a significant difference in the use of imagery in recreational and competitive sport. To do this we had a sample of 56 spo2004 students fill out a Sports Imagery Questionnaire (SIQ). In this sample we had 18 participants, 9male and 9 female, who […]

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Sport in Society

The sports industry is very important in today’s society, not only does it provide leisure activities, but it is also one of the largest providers of jobs, from athletes to managers to physiotherapists. In this task one is going to explain the current scale and economic importance of the sports industry, referring to rugby and […]

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Sport Psychology in Sport Aerobics

Sport psychology is concerned with developing psychological skills in order to master the mind and improve physical performance (Cox, 2002). Sport psychology is a multifaceted field of study and therefore, all aspects must be considered for individual athletes. The athlete to be discussed in this paper found that imagery, feedback, goal setting and confidence played […]

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Critically explore whether or not the process of commercialisation has ruined sport

This paper will examine the commercialisation of sport. The paper will look at the globalisation and commodification of sport and whether or not this has had a positive or negative effect on commercialisation of sport. The paper will also examine the history of commercialisation of sport and to do so will look at and trace […]

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Local and national provision of sport athletics

In December 2006, UK:Athletics released its annual report outlining targets for 2007, among of which was to treble the participation in grassroots Athletics by 2012. However, is this a realistic objective? Traditionally, Athletics has had a large following, though the rise in popularity of sports such as Football, Rugby, Tennis etc, has resulted in a […]

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How positive and negative psychological affects on performance

Throughout sport there are a number of physiological and psychological factors which occur that effect performance in either a positive or negative way. The most common factors which effect performance are motivation, anxiety, arousal Motivation is crucial to success in every sporting event whether it is team sports such as football or hockey, or individual […]

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University Of Ottawa Intercollegiate Sports Case Report

Luc Gelineau, the Director of Sports Services at the University of Ottawa, has to increase attendance at the university’s sports home games in order to acquire a potential sponsorship from the Royal Bank of Canada. This method of alternative funding is necessary due to budget cuts to the “Big 5” intercollegiate programs (male ; female […]

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Evaluating and improving performance in gymnastics and athletics

From the question above I am able to see that there are four important connections which need to be addressed when evaluating and improving performance. Underlying these big connections there are little connections that have similarities and differences with gymnastics and athletics. For example; concentrating on the fitness element, there are many attributes which are […]

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Tennis – 1212 words – College Essay

Tennis is a complex sport with a long history and provides physical as well as mental benefits. Tennis is widely known as a sport that can be played throughout one’s life. The history of tennis dates back to ancient Europe as a variation of modern handball. Its unique nature as a sport and the benefits […]

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