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Sport Studies

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Badminton 6 week training program The invention of Badminton originates back to at least two thousand years ago, where it was a combination of the games battledore and shuttlecock played in ancient Greece, India, and China. "It is known that around 1860, the daughters of the Duke of Beutfort were playing Battledore and Shuttlecock in the great hall of Badminton house, the seat of the Somerset family in Gloucestershire, England. To add a little variety, they rigged up a string across the hall from the doorway to the fireplace and the aim of the game was to try to keep the shuttle going by playing it to each other over the string. It is believed that Mr. J L Baldwin suggested that it would be more amusing if the shuttle were to be hit away from instead of towards players on the other side of the string. The sport of badminton had been created." Gloucestershire is now the foundation for the International Badminton Federation. 131 countries are members of the IBF today. Badminton is still the fastest physical sport. The shuttle may leave your ratchet at 200mph. movements such as twisting, running stretching, striking etc is utilized. The objectives of this program analysis are to improve the person's skills and performance towards the sports. I am also going to observe the player's strong and weak points. This will be recorded in to a table then fed into graphs; from there I can then make the correct predictions regarding, what to improve and the fitness of the player. During this training program I will be investigating the physical and mental fitness of my partner; this will be done by performing a various number of tests including questionnaires, physical fitness tests. These acronyms will also be a useful because these will be a guide during my 6 week training program. Smart: * S: goals should be specific * M: targets should be measurable * A: goals achievable * R: goals should be realistic * T: ...read more.

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may allow you to be able to see and understand the key problems, so that you can improve on the specified skill. There are two types of feedbacks: Knowledge of performance, and knowledge of result; First of all knowledge of performance is when it is acquired, from a friend or coach, and if it was correct and the skill was performed to the best ability. Then knowledge of result is when you can asses your own skills, via recorded video. Motivation: Motivation is a feeling and a vital factor when achieving goals; motivation is the desire and the enthusiasm of playing a sport- if you are motivated no matter what the consequences you are more likely to play the sport. There are two types of motivation Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation. Firstly extrinsic motivation is all the external factors affecting the player, such as the luxuries, fame, money, etc, and Intrinsic motivation is the opposite , these are things as your determination, your courage , your enjoyment etc. understanding the rule of the game Understanding the game: In badminton you can either play singles or double. Before you can get started you need the following utensils. * field * net * racket * shuttlecocks Field: The size of the field depends on whether you play single or double. If you play single the field is a little smaller on the sides (see graphics), if you play double the outer lines border the field. Net: The net divides the field into two parts. It should be 1.55 metres high and you need to play the ball over the net. Racket: The badminton-racket is very light. Badminton is a quick sport in which the player needs good reflexes and at the same time accurateness. The little weight of the racket makes everything a little easier. Rackets for badminton are not very expensive. Shuttlecocks: The most important thing in this sport is the ball. You always need to control whether it is ok or broken in any way. ...read more.

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Needs to see the shuttle, clearly 4 Drive (forehand) The grip of racquet must be tighter , good 5 Drop shots Needs to correct time of performing this 4 Backhand drive The positioning of the feet must be angular 3 Smash (forehand ) Good, but can smash further and harder 4 As you can above these are the previous results I had taken from the preliminary, tests from Ahsan anwar After Strokes/ shots (skills used in the game Comments How well 1-5 1=poor 5=very good Overhead clear (forehand) Overall improved 5 Drive (forehand) The grip of racquet must be tighter , good 5 Drop shots Needs to correct time of performing this 5 Backhand drive The positioning of the feet must be angular 4 Smash (forehand ) Really good technique 5 As you can see for yourself Ahsan anwar has grown the ability in the smash, and aswell as that his overall strength and stamina has also increased and which has enabled him to find use them good. From the results I can show you the outcome. Evaluation In these last few weeks, I have learned that anything can be learned. I thought that the teaching of skill improvement was going to be impossible. As I have learned the sheer determination and the enthusiasm of the participating performer is greatly needed. The six week program was a success. If I were to carry out the 6 week training program, I would definitely carry out more harder therefore challenging tasks to test the performer to the limit. I would keep a tight schedule to the food intake of the person aswell as the daily exercises. I felt during the six week training although it improved Ahsan overall, smash, there were the slight sense of miss -leading to the other areas of badminton such as the backhand. In conclusion, I am happy, with my results and hope for future improvements. ...read more.

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