• 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. Social influences on sport participation

    Family Size: Could prevent participation because, there is only a low income coming into the house with quite a big family. This would prove too costly if everyone took part. Earn the right to leisure: They did not have the time to take part in sport, this is because they

  2. Factors affecting participation in certain sports

    Some sports have increased in popularity by operating national schemes. Basketball, for example, is much more popular since the Basketball Outdoors Initiative of the 1990's. Thousands of free facilities began to appear in parks and school playgrounds across the country encouraging more people to play.

  1. Barriers to participation in sport

    students a better chance for development and opportunity to take up different sports. In schools there are often either rugby teams or football teams for the boys, hockey and netball for the girls and athletics for everyone. It is not often that a pupil will get the opportunity to go

  2. Female Participation in Sport

    Yet the importance of having women in positions of influence has been highlighted for over two decades by organisations such as the Women's Sports Foundation, formed in 1984 to improve and promote opportunities for women and girls in sport at all levels, and by government ministers, most recently Tessa Jowell,

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

    The clubs and leagues obliged because of the money and exposure involved. Games are scheduled right through the week, premiership games spread out: * Saturday - League games * Sunday - More league games * Monday - More league games, at least one premiership game * Tuesday - Champion league,

  2. Factors Affecting Individual Performance and Participation in games.

    * There are technological developments in transport and communication. What is the importance of role models in setting participation trends or shaping attitudes? Negative: * If there are no or very few role models this will limit the number of people participating in that activity. * If the role model does something negative this will shape attitudes against that activity.

  1. Social Aspects of Sport

    in sports such as rugby, football, rowing, running, darts, pool, and snooker as theses sorts of sports are not as expensive to get into and are more widely to played so it makes it easier to get involved also a labourer for example would probably only be able to play

  2. Applied Sport Science - Tennis

    with a club and particularly the number of registered juniors are compared and it is these indicators which better represent the number of players playing regularly. In an attempt to readdress this issue and increase participation especially amongst the young in Britain the LTA is spending more than �750,000 a year on Mini-Tennis initiatives (22% of the 3.3million budget).

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