Introduction to Sport Fitness and Coaching

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Ross Green
Module: E112
TMA 01

Question 1a)

I play Ice hockey at a semi-professional level for the Milton Keynes Lightning in the English Premier League which takes up alot of my spare time with training twice a week and playing 2 if not 3 games in a week as well. One of the highlights of my Ice hockey career is having the privilege of having represented my country at junior international level, at two world championships (U18's, U20's). I have my level 1 Ice hockey coaching badge and try to help out coaching the junior teams on a regular basis. Hopefully what I will learn on this course, I can transfer to help me become a better coach.

Question 1b)

I have many motivations for opting to study e112. I decided against going to university at the age of 18 due to my sporting commitments, as I felt I needed to take a break from education since then through work and unpaid coaching I have decided to pursue a career as a PE teacher and this was the ideal module for me to start my degree in as I have a background in personal training. From and educational perspective I want to increase my knowledge of the sport and fitness sector. As an already qualified personal trainer I feel that this will help improve my practice through studying about training methods, training principals and nutrition I will be able to better understand my client’s needs, so I can help them in moving faster towards achieving their goal. In turn this will help me to ensure that my clients are satisfied and return for more sessions. Question 2

Football is a game played by two opposing teams of 11 players trying to put an oval ball in to their opponent’s goal. The team that puts the ball into the opposing team’s goal the most times during the length of the game is then declared the winner.

I my opinion I believe football to fall in to the category of a sport. (The council of Europe, 1992) define Sport as any form of competitive and physical activity, whether it is casual participation or organised, with the aim of maintaining or improving physical ability.

As there are many physical dimension involved in football these include; running, jumping, throwing, kicking. To be classified as a sport there needs to be an element of competition, a football game cannot take place if there is no element of competition as you need two opposing teams to play against each other two have a game this makes football competitive. Furthermore there must be a structure to the game, a set of rules is necessary to regulate the game in football the FA(football association) are responsible for this they set the rules and regulations from the minimum and maximum size of a pitch to the offside rule. Finally there should be some acceptance by the media and sports organisations that an activity is sporting. Football is seen as the national sport in England and this is evident through the amount of coverage the sport has in the media for example when you enter the bbc sport website the first sport that comes up on the navigation bar is football and the majority of the headings and articles on the sport home page are football related.

Circuit training is a series of exercises preformed one after another for a set time, distance or number of repetitions. in order to improve fitness by raising your heart rate.

In my opinion I consider circuit training to be a physical activity. Physical activity is defined as and body movement that requires your muscles to expend more energy than the amount of energy they use when resting. (US Department of Health and Human Services, 1996, p.20)

Participants are motivated and have goals or objectives that they wish to achieve for example losing weight, feeling more confident about themselves or making new friends this separates circuit training into the physical activity category and not in to the category of recreation because participants want to achieve a specific out come from taking part, as recreation can be...
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