• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

An assessment of my developmental placement on the 'Performance Pyramid' including a discussion of how my Governing Body has helped my progress.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Darren Cooper Contemporary Portfolio Task An assessment of my developmental placement on the 'Performance Pyramid' including a discussion of how my Governing Body has helped my progress. The performance pyramid is split up into 4 sections these are:- * Foundation * Participation * Performance * Excellence Foundation is - The initial first exposure for usually a child in a particular sport. This is also play; this can be just in the garden kick a ball against a wall or fence. Participation is - Playing regularly at a recreational level, but this is not being committed to a team. Performance is - Playing regularly for a team being committed to training. This is also playing to represent yourself and your team and this stage is also has a competitive edge to it. Excellence is - Earning national honours for playing for your country, for football it means the athlete being professional and also an athlete will have a high profile and most probably will be earning high wages each week. ...read more.

Middle

By this stage I was definitely into the performance stage of the performance pyramid for football because I was training once a week and representing them once a week, I needed to be very committed to carry on doing this for the whole season. After one season with Wolstenholme Rink I left them and joined my local side Feniscowles. This is now the 1996/1997 season and I was representing the Under 11's. I think that this was probably my best season of football up too this age because at the end of the season I was awarded the managers player of the year. I was still in the performance stage of the performance pyramid for football because I was training and playing once a week. I think at this stage I very probably close to the excellence stage of the performance pyramid for football. In the next season I carried on playing for Feniscowles at the performance level. Then the season after which was the 1998/1999 season I again won the managers player of the year for Feniscowles Under 13's, again I feel ...read more.

Conclusion

I got support from my parents both financially and from the fact that they took my to matches and training. My uncle always played football with me on the street and he always took me to Feniscowles playing fields whenever he had chance. This is the performance pyramid for sport in Australia. This I feel is easier to progress from the FOUNDATION level of the performance pyramid to excellence than it is for the English version. This is because the English version has 4 basic blocks above each other; this makes it hard to progress through each band to achieve excellence. The Australian pyramid is shaped like this (below) so it is easier for athletes to progress and even skip a band. The Australian pyramid has its stages next to each other not on top of each other therefore leaving progression open for many people. In conclusion my governing body has obstructed my progress through the performance pyramid. I think that if the Australian performance pyramid were being used in this country I would have had an increased chance of achieving excellence. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Acquiring, Developing & Performance Skill section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Acquiring, Developing & Performance Skill essays

  1. Pe: Performance Profile Analysis

    to make an impact on the game, especially outfield players, moreover midfielders and strikers. Improving my aerobic system is vital as my fitness level has decreased dramatically over the summer, for me to improve it I must commit myself and regularly use the Fartlek method of training; I did so

  2. Analysis of Performance

    For official reasons the track must have a clear starting and finishing point, that is properly marked and approved by the IAAF. - There must be starting blocks at the start of the race. Starting blocks are essential for the 100 metre sprints as they give athletes the most efficient start, to be able to drive forward at maximum velocity.

  1. factors affecting performance

    This is where an athlete gathers extrinsic information from a coach watching their skill or intrinsic information where the athlete feels the wrong movements taking place within him/herself. Although under the same name, there is a clear difference between intrinsic terminal feedback and extrinsic terminal feedback when relating back to hockey performances.

  2. National Governing Rules and Regulations - Practical Performance

    Each post should be 6inches high, so that the net is the same height and is parallel to the table; it is attached to the pole by a cord. The net should be as close to the table and supporting posts as possible.

  1. Analysis of Performance

    If a player receives two yellow cards during a match, they receive a red card which means they are sent off. What is the offside rule? - The offside rule stops is a rule which stops attackers being too far up the pitch.

  2. analysing performance

    Although if passing over a longer distance and I don't control the ball first it tends to get spin and then veers of in a different direction, also because it's a longer distance the accuracy is more important and I don't always get my feet in the right position quick enough.

  1. A2 Practical Assessment Of Rugby

    differently, I normally have to do a simple pop pass or flat pass to my target; it may be slower and not the best ball to receive but it is good enough for my standard of game at the moment, if I want to proceed with my rugby then I

  2. Personal Performance Portfolio for Cricket

    Improving this aspect of my game would be a great help to my performance, but as I have nearly reached a plateau where I cannot be taught any more to affect my performance it isn't worth pursuing. Lots of practice would enable me to perfect this skill The bowling action

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work