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

Factors influencing participation in sport.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Factors influencing participation in sport. Some people have very different views on training and the factors that affect them to participate in sport. They have very different attitudes to training. I'm doing climate affecting participation. Some people may want to go out in the rain and train as they may find this enjoyable, but a lot of other people may dislike the cold and wet weather and stay indoors to participate in sport or just sit about. Also the majority of people would rather be outside, but in the warmth, with the sun shining. ...read more.

Middle

Kenya are world class at long distance running as are morocco, this is mostly due to when they train, and what type of weather they train in. If the weather is hot all the time, athletes will train on a regular basis, but if the weather is cold and wet, the athletes will not be motivated enough to go out and train, they will either train indoors or simply just sit around and watch tv or play boardgames. This is the scene in Northern Ireland, and Sweden etc as these countries have unpredictable weather and climates so no one knows what type of day it is going to be. ...read more.

Conclusion

The environment also affects your performance in a sport event; for example, on a hot day you can overheat which makes you weak and dizzy. And think what a windy day can do to a tennis match, all these factors affect the performance and attitudes towards the training and participation in sport. At high altitudes air is thinner than at sea level, so you must breath harder in order to get the right amount of oxygen to your lungs. To perform well in a sport at high altitude you must first need time to adapt to the climate and the type of environment you are playing the sport in. All types of weather affect the way in which we think about sport. Hot, cold, dry, wet. ...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 Contemporary Studies 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 Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Barriers to participation in sport

    There are therefore two barriers in this. One is that it may be hard to afford to join and gain a membership even if your performance level is very good because you have insufficient funds to pay for a proper membership.

  2. Factors affecting participation in certain sports

    Environment and climate Participation in some activities also depends upon the environment and climate. It is very hard to become a top skier if you live in a very hot country and, if you want to practise mountaineering and you live in Holland, you have got to travel.

  1. Social influences on sport participation

    Schools: The growth of specialist colleges is designed to increase participation, but the government and physical education teachers are working hard at making sport as accessible as possible. The use of sports awards and rewards are all seen to try and increase the participation levels in sport.

  2. Female Participation in Sport

    However, many reports show little change in sport dominance. As recent as 2003 a UK Sport strategy document (2003: 5) reiterated the findings of the Brighton Conference i which stated that 'Women are under-represented in the leadership and decision-making of all sport and sport-related organisations' (1994: Principle 6).

  1. Social Aspects of Sport

    The government sees the value of sporting success and recognises with what sporting failure brings for example the England football team failing to qualify for the world cup in 1994 was on comparison with the failure of John Major. Whilst the government spends its money on sport, then it will

  2. Applied Sport Science - Tennis

    In an overall calculation, despite the positive increase in under 11 year olds participation, the direction of the participation trend is downwards. The realisation that the problem lay in the dropout rate during the transition of juniors to senior clubs has led to spending to remedy the effect thought the

  1. The scale of the sport and its contribution to the UK economy

    Success like this could encourage participation and rise awareness in the public eye; this would be extremely beneficial for a sport like hockey. One example of this is the football foundation. It is the UK largest sports charity investing �53 million into communities supporting grassroots football (over �390 million since it was established).

  2. The development of Tennis.

    If this were true than the cash flow would be fluctuating on an annual basis. There is great opportunities in the Sports television industry, since the early days of radio people would huddle around the radio to listen to the local sports news and results and now TV is the

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