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Individuals Sporting behavior

The Achievement Motivation theory was developed by McClelland & Atkinson (1964). It is primarily concerned with the self – motivation to excel in any sporting activity that is significant to the sporting individual. This theory connects the specific goals, planning and effort required to triumph. A basic assumption from this theoryRead More

The SWOT analysis

In the context of sport, the SWOT analysis is a tool which is typically used to evaluate the internal and external factors which can impact sports performance (Johnson and Scholes, 1999, cited Dyson, 2004). More specifically, the SWOT identifies potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, which are relevant to athletesRead More

Campsite in Alaska

McCandless’ luck wasn’t like Noland’s. He didn’t get thrown into having to survive. Instead, he wanted to live life like that. He started his journey living off a small amount of money and with people who would help. He got to socialize with people unlike Noland. He got lots ofRead More

Good sport

Two weeks later Eric met up with Eva again, this time Eric wasn’t so drunk but he still went home with her, although this time they did talk, He found out her name and a bit about what had happened. They then “made love”, but yet again it was lustRead More

Strength endurance

When designing a circuit, it is important I do not exercise the same body part consecutively, unless performing a circuit, which will overload the endurance of one muscle group being trained. If the circuit is not one muscle group specific then the sequence of stations should be varied, for example;Read More

Affect sporting performances

There are many factors that can affect sporting performances in positive and negative ways. In this section I will talk about a few of these examples which include social, physiological and psychological. Role models are one social factor that may affect your performance in a positive way. Many young performers haveRead More

Sports clubs in the UK

Voluntary sports clubs have a big impact on the local community. There are about 150,000 voluntary sports clubs in the UK, 46% of which have been in existence for 30+ years. Between 12.5-14% of the population are members of a voluntary sports club. Voluntary sports clubs like Croygas make aRead More

Sporting links

The links between schools and clubs are usually very good because most school children are usually encouraged to join clubs so that they can do more sport. Most schools run after school clubs, or extra curricular activities, they have done this for years and there have been more clubs added. LotsRead More

Sport encounter

“It is hard to believe that anyone will ever be able to say again, with a straight face, that sport is nothing to do with politics.” (Whannel, 1986, P.2) This coming after the events of the 1980 Moscow Olympics that saw a boycott by the United States as well asRead More

Personality profiling in sport

Describe theories related to personality and how they affect sports performance. Evaluate critically personality profiling in sport. What is a personality? Hollander tells us that a personality ”Is the sum of an individual’s characteristics which make a human unique.” But it is not known for sure what a personality actuallyRead More


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