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

The sport that I am working to improve is hockey as it is the main sport that I play.

Extracts from this document...


Background The sport that I am working to improve is hockey as it is the main sport that I play. I currently play for my school 1st XI and also for a club team. I play about five times a week, which includes the matches of about two a week on average plus training sessions. During each week I have one fitness session in order to maintain the level that I have reached so far. I am confident with all aspects of my game but all of them require ongoing improvement. Hockey requires many different skills and abilities. During a game of hockey the players are required to do movements such as stretching, fast responses to different actions of the opponents, and to maintain a high level of activity throughout the match / game. ...read more.


Whenever possible during the week I have one fitness session consisting of about 30minutes. This allows me to maintain the level of fitness I have already achieved in the season. Current Fitness I have completed fitness tests in order to see what level I am at in different aspects of my skill and ability. Fitness Test My results (average) National Average 20 metre sprint 3.05 seconds 5 metre sprint 1.13 seconds Sit and Reach 29 centimetres Bleep Test 120 lengths / level 12 SAQ Agility Tests I play in a defensive position in a game of hockey and therefore I must have quick reactions in order to be able to respond to the movements of my opponents. Also I need to be able to stay with the opponent when marking them and this requires both speed and endurance. ...read more.


It would allow me to stay with them and keep put pressure on them rather than me always trying to catch up with them which does not put as much pressure on. They would not have as much time to prepare themselves as I would be there in a much shorter time. Agility would have an improvement on every aspect of my game whether it is defensive or attacking. It would improve my time it takes to change direction and also allow me to work better at different levels whether it be up or down. Endurance would improve my game all round also especially in the last quarter of the matches. I would be less fatigued and therefore less likely to make a rash decision or to play a bad pass which normally happens when a player begins to get fatigued. This would put me at an advantage against most other players, as I would be able to react to different situations more appropriately. ...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 coursework Chosen Sport Rugby -working on my weaknesses as a fullback

    Equally, under or over arousal will undoubtedly increase my reaction time, under more so than over, so it is vital that I try to get myself into the optimum level of arousal and reach my zone of optimal functioning. However reaching the zone of optimal functioning can be difficult to

  2. Aim: to plan, perform, monitor and evaluate a 10-week training program for a specific ...

    High intensity and low intensity distance. Low intensity exercise that uses a large group of muscles. Intensity training between 60-%-85% HR max, with the duration between 30 mins - 2 hours. Fartlek Training: a form of continuous training where the intensity or speed is varied, from sprinting-to-jogging-to-walking.

  1. Learning theories in sport

    Bandura provided three alternative endings to the film: Group A - Saw only the doll being hit. Group B - Saw the adult being praised and rewarded for hitting the doll. Group C - Saw the adult being punished for hitting the doll.

  2. Psychology in Sport: Anxiety, Stress and Sports Performance

    Positive talk is common practice amongst tennis players and people who bat in sports such as Cricket and Rounders especially - because they are in confidence threatening situations, where one may worry that if they fail there may be signs of disapproval from spectators or teammates.

  1. Critically analyse your own performance in your chosen sport using suitable notational methods. Include ...

    Match Rating 7 Sunday Match Lustleigh Vs Ashburton (40 over Friendly match) Batting Stats Opposition Ashburton Batting Position 1 Team Runs Scored 266 Individual Runs Scored 33 Balls Faced 31 Four's Scored 2 Six's Scored 0 Strike Rate 106.45 Shots On Off-Side 10 Shots On Leg-Side 16 Shots In Air

  2. I have chosen to base my PEP on is hockey. Within in hockey there ...

    (Advanced pe for edexcel) A cool down should consist of active recovery exercises decreasing intensity and stretches which should be mainly active. In a cool down you should have: 5-10 minutes of CV- this decreases the body's temperature and

  1. My main aim is to complete a training programme, focusing on mainly developing the ...

    I can set reasonable targets to achieve by the end of my training programme. I have made comparisons and suggested targets which I believe are achievable below. I have also stated whether I will be improving the particular type of fitness in my training programme in order to improve performance in my chosen sport, Netball.

  2. Sport Science - Sport Psychology Task 3

    There is also a "nothing to lose" attitude that stems from negative self talk but loses the distress caused by having positive outcome win or lose of the situation. * External - is the stress that is caused by the opponent or the force that a performer is competing against.

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