The nature and meaning of sport

first_imgSport is about a range of specific activities which involves competition and requires physical conditioning and skills. A good way to define it would be to say, “It is a structured physical activity, usually competitive, that requires complex skills and a high level of individual commitment and motivation”. Let’s look at what this mean: · Structured physical activity-structured means it is organised. All sports have governing bodies that set rules and arrange events. It also requires physical preparation to some extent. · Competitive-all sport have a competitive element, either between individual and team. · Requires complex skills-skills have to be learned for an individual to become a performer. Basic skills have to be learned first, which are later developed into more complex skills. · High level of individual commitment and motivation – top athletes get to where they are by training for long hours for many years and often have to make sacrifices. This of course leads to rewards, such as winning, a sense of achievement, prize money or wages, which make all the hard work worthwhile. Throughout history, sport has played a variety of important function in society: as a form of recreation, as a preparation for war or the hunt; or later as a substitute for war. Some sports such as wrestling, date back thousands of years, others have arisen and being adapted from other activities. Today there are hundreds of different sports and the job of defining what a sport becomes very difficult. However, a number of characteristics that are shared by all sports can be identified. Common Features of Sport Most of the world’s sports contain the following features: · Competition between individual or team · Physical activity · Winners and losers ( in some sports you can have a draw) · Rules to ensure fair competition · A special place to play ( e.g., a pitch, court, or ring) · Special equipment There have been many attempts to divide sport into groups. Let’s examine a few: · Game – in this group of sports, you win by out-thinking your opponents, dominating territory, and scoring in some way,( coincidence, anticipation, avoidance),e.g. Soccer, Hockey, Badminton etc. · Gymnastic – in this group of sports, you win by producing movements which are performed as perfectly as possible when compared to a pre-set standard (movement replication), which are marked by judges, e.g. gymnastics, trampolining, etc. · Athletic – in this group of sport you win by producing more power than your opponents (power optimisation), e.g. running, jumping, weightlifting, etc. Specific sports in each of the three types can be analysed by investigating their: · Structure ( rules and organisation) · Strategies ( plans made to win) · Techniques · Physical demands of the sport (fitness, energy systems, etc.) · Psychological demands of the sport (skill, anxiety control, goal setting etc.) Sport can provide the basis for a lifelong participation in regular exercise, and the development of mental and moral qualities, including team spirit, sportsmanship, self-discipline, cooperation, commitment, and competing within a framework of agreed rules. Sport can help channel people’s energy and aggression in a controlled and constructive way. The relationship between PE and sport Physical Education (PE) and sport are closely linked. Whilst Physical Education is a part of the process of education that aims to improve human development and performance through physical activity and Sport is about a range of structured physical activities, the two shared close relationship.  Physical education curriculum places great emphasis on sport and team games, in an effort to raise the importance of these in school life. Both are concerned with physical performance and through them health benefits can be gained; there is the opportunity to push oneself physically and discover strengths and weaknesses about oneself when given challenges or competition. However, there are also differences that set the two apart. Physical education is about the development of the individual, whereas sport is about the development of excellence. Sport is often about winning and success while PE is concerned with preparation for leisure and a healthy lifestyle. Most of our great professional sportsmen and women began their development in physical education classes. – Send questions and queries to: jenelbro119@hotmail.comlast_img read more

Job Vacancies: Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician required at leading Donegal salon

first_imgA well established leading Donegal based Beauty Salon is looking to expand its workforce.They are known for their high-quality service and are often the first salon to introduce the most innovative, effective treatments on the market.The salon is currently recruiting for a full-time qualified beauty therapist and a full-time experienced nail technician. If you have a true passion for the Beauty industry and take pride in your work, they are looking for you!Full Time Qualified Beauty TherapistExperience preferred, but they are willing to train the right candidate.The candidate must have:Strong interpersonal and excellent Customer Service skills.Able to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.Willing to learn and advance your skills.Must be responsible, reliable and flexible.Primary duties for this position are as follows (but not limited to): Reception duties, Stock Control, Facials, Waxing, Spray Tanning, Lash and Brow Tinting, Pedicure and Manicure, Gelish/Shellac.Advanced Waxing (Advantage).Lash Extensions (Advantage).HD Brows (Advantage).Full Time Experienced Nail TechnicianGel / Acrylic ExtensionsBasic Nail ArtGelish / ShellacBENEFITS:Full time employment (35 – 40 hours per week).Excellent Salary – Excellent Commision Structure.Continuous Training and Career Development.Complimentary Employment Treatments. To apply for these roles, send your CV by the 14th August 2017 to: donegaldailyjobs@gmail.com  Please place BEAUTY 102 in the subject line and clearly state which position you are applying for.Job Vacancies: Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician required at leading Donegal salon was last modified: July 30th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BeautycosmeticsEmploymentjobNail TechnicianSalonVacancylast_img read more