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The YMCA The YMCA has a very clear and concise mission statement. Their mission is "to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all". The YMCA is the nation's largest not-for-profit community service organization in America. With more than 2,500 YMCAs, they are able to meet the health and social service needs of 18.9 million men, women and children in over 10,000 communities in the United States. No one is turned away from the...

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Sports: a Unique Contribution of Indian Ymcas

Sports: A unique contribution of Indian YMCAs YMCA symbol: the triangle The popular ‘red triangle’, symbol of the YMCA, denoting the development of body, mind and spirit, was invented by Luther Halsey Gulick in 1891 at Springfield College of Physical Education, USA. It provided the rationale for giving physical education its proper place in YMCA programmes as a whole, which otherwise had so far emphasised only the spiritual and mental well-being of young people. Physical education and sport...

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james naismith

Modern History Miss Campbell James Naismith The invention of Basketball was a complete change to sport and how sports can be played. James Naismith was a Canadian man who moved down to the United States seeking a job. James came across a job at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was given 14 days to create an indoor game that would provide an "athletic distraction". Naismith’s game of Basketball is now played by over 300 million people today. The most popular...

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Service Learning Project Reflection

importance of reflecting on the community service that I performed and actually taking something away from the experience. This semester my team and I had the opportunity to participate in community service activities at The Village at Carver Family YMCA at 1600 Pryor Road. We had the pleasure of working with a wonderful and enthusiastic staff and mentoring some of the local youth. The youth that we mentored ranged from kindergarten to the 8th grade. It is my plan to give an outlook on my time spent...

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Volleyball Medical

aerobic workout. It also requires mental alertness and quick, precise physical reactions. History of Volleyball Volleyball originated in Massachusetts in 1895 when the director of a local YMCA used the bladder of a basketball for a ball and a tennis net as the first volleyball net. The game was regulated by the YMCA until 1928 when the United States Volleyball Association was founded How Volleyball is played The name "volleyball" is not an entirely accurate description of this sport. The object of...

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Mr. Akash Singh

doctor, primarily interested in sports physiology and what we would today call sports science and as Presbyterian minister, with a keen interest in philosophy and clean living. Naismith watched his sport, basketball, introduced in many nations by the YMCA movement as early as 1893. Basketball was introduced at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Naismith was flown to Berlin to watch the games. He died in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1939....

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Environmental Analysis and Industry Analysis

exist among Lady Ath-Elite but the intensity will not be great. There are several gyms in Huntsville, Alabama; the largest gyms are the University Fitness Center, Gold’s Gym, Riviera Fitness Centers, Bender’s Gym, Curves, Empire Fitness, and the new YMCA in Madison, Alabama (Yellowpages.com, 2012). Riviera Fitness Center will offer competition because one of its two branches, like Lady Ath-Elite is for women only. There are also the following gyms for women: Real Life Fitness for Women, and as previously-mentioned...

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Advertising

exercise, and like a great deal, then you’ll love Planet Fitness.” (http://www.planetfitness.com/About-Planet-Fitness-Gym). They offer memberships for just ten dollars a month, which is an amazing bargain compared to other big name gyms such as the YMCA or 24 Hour Fitness. By offering cheap rates, it creates a great incentive for somebody to exercise at Planet Fitness. Lastly, Planet Fitness seems to appeal to women in this advertisement. It’s socially acceptable to say that women are looked at...

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Overcoming an Obstacle

made for me and my family during that time. As I got older, the time came for me to put in the work to make my goals and dreams come to fruition. I started out playing basketball at the local YMCA. I was not the best player on the team but I no doubt was one of the hardest workers on the court. YMCA basketball did fair so well for me as I was one of the smallest and slowest kids on the team. I was what one would call a bench player. I didn’t get much playing time and when I did it was because...

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History Of Volleyball

History of Volleyball On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, William G. Morgan, a YMCA P.E. director, made a game called Mignonette as a fun game to pass time by , to be mostly be played inside but could be played outside, by any number of players. The game took some of its characteristics from tennis and handball. Another indoor sport, basketball was becoming popular in the area due to the fact that it had been invented just ten mile away for Springfield Massachusetts, four years before...

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