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  • Young Age Participation In Sports
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    Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is the character, practice, or skill of a person involved in sports. This includes the participant, the parents, the coaches, and all spectators. Sportsmanlike conduct includes fairness, courtesy, learning to be a good loser, being competitive without rude behavior, or experiencing any ill feelings toward the opponent. Too often in any sporting event, the purpose of the sport is forgotten. Winning has become overwhelmingly important to the adults involved. This attitu...
  • Parent Involvement In Sports
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    High School Athletics: Good or Bad Influence In America we have laws, laws against killing, laws against stealing, and its excepted that as a member of American society you will live by these laws. In West Canaan, Texas, there is another society, which has its own set of laws. Football is a way of life. This excerpt taken from the beginning of Varsity Blues, which premiered in 1998, shows the way of life for high school football players. In this movie, Jon Mox on played by James Van Der Beek ass...
  • Homosexual Males In Their Respective Sports
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    ... Also, if deployed skillfully, it could unite wider sections of the population than any other social activity, transcending differences of nationality, sex, age, social position, geographical location, and political attitudes". (MacClancy, 1996, pp. 10-11) While the Soviet Union was in power, they used their political backing to submit their ideologies on their people. They were, in a sense, forced to like what their government liked. Those who had athletic abilities were not given the choice...
  • Involved In High School Sports
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    Do Students Who Play Sports In School Tend To Be More Successful In The Future? High school is a time for young adults to try and find themselves. Some students decide to be the nerds, or join certain clubs but many students venture into the world of sports. I believe that students who play sports are more likely to stay off the streets and not partake in activities that deal with alcohol and drugs. In today's society more and more kids find themselves on streets drinking and doing drugs. I feel...
  • Excellent Set Of Plays
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    Aquarium Aquarium was a group of four one act plays written by Joe Dennison and directed by Mike Moran. The first play was split in half. The actors did one half of it as a prologue and the second half as an epilogue. The actors eliminated the fourth wall and made it quite clear they knew the audience was there, and interacting with them. The two characters James Edward Lee and Bruce Godfrey are actors who are trying to perform a two man version of the play 'Waiting for Godot'. The second play e...
  • Individual Leisure Activities
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    Growing up, I was an athletic kid who loved playing all sports and doing activities that were physically demanding. In elementary school, I competitively played soccer during the spring and fall leagues. I also played flag football and tee ball / baseball. I was always busy playing a competitive sport. When not competing competitively, I was playing pickup games with my friends. I biked everywhere around town, shot the basketball around at the park, ran around the block inventing games to play w...
  • Paintball Without Masks
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    Paintball Misrepresented Sport When you here about paintball in the news, it's always a story of someone losing an eye or committing a crime. Is this what paintball is about? Definitely not! Lets first start off by saying, that accusing the sport of paintball, for criminals vandalizing property with paintball markers (They are actually classified as markers, not guns, because they mark people, like in a game of tag), is like blaming the sport of baseball, for people that fight or injure people w...
  • Owners And Developers Of Professional Sports Leagues
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    Images and beliefs concerning women are far more prominent in our society than those of men. Women are always the ones cooking, cleaning, doing household tasks or taking care of children. They are portrayed as being emotionally and physically inferior and submissive to men. Women are visualized as weak creatures. They tend to be confined to a life dictated by family and personal relationships. Men almost always dominate television programs. Figures show that in television drama women are outnumb...
  • Large Part Of Nakiea Life
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    Ever hear the stories about growing up in Philadelphia, the inner city Well, this isn't one of them. Nakiea T solo grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She was born on July 10, 1980 and lived there all of her live until this past August when she moved into her dorm at Slippery Rock. Although you might not be able to tell from the way she looks and most people wouldn't believe me, Nakiea is very big into sports. While in high school she competed in everything she could fit into her schedule. F...
  • Women Play Football
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    The Gridiron is For Girls Too The roar of the crowd, the smell of the hotdogs in the air, and the loud crack of the helmets on the field, these are all things that football is made of. Now, do you find it unfair that women can not experience the excitement of creating this atmosphere like men do Not often to we hear a woman's name being announced over the loud speaker for making a touchdown. In some cases girls are allowed to play football through high school. If they can play up through high sc...
  • Play Of Lacrosse
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    Lacrosse is a sport that is played by two teams. The purpose of lacrosse is to shoot the one rubber ball past a goaltender into the goal. Each player has a lacrosse stick (between three and six feet long) that has a head or basket on the end for carrying the ball. When not carrying or cradling the ball, a player is allowed to check or try to dislodge the ball from an opponents stick. Lacrosse is a sport that I have played for over ten years. Born and raised in upstate Syracuse, New York, played ...
  • Female Participation In Sports
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    Today, more girls are encouraged to participate in sports and other activities. They are able to dream about being bigger and better than girls of the past. College is now a viable option in a young woman's decision for post high school plans. An occupation beyond being a wife and mother is well in reach. What is important about all these changes in respect to female's socialization in which they are no longer a fantasy, they are a reality. Just knowing that this has important implications for t...
  • Play Sports
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    On July 30, 1996, fifteen women stood on a podium surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people and felt like all their dreams had come true. Those who watched them knew that they had come a long way to get where they were today, not because of the controversial loss a few days before and the strive to get back to the top, but because of the struggle that women have had for centuries to be accepted in the sports world. As those fifteen women stood there and saw the hundreds of reporters and tele...
  • Sport For Many Australians
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    Many factors impact on the concept of sport being a 'level playing field'. Race and ethnicity play an enormous role in making sport as un equitable as it is. Both migrants and Black people face discrimination everyday for issues such as there 'natural ability' to perform well and there lack of interest in so-called 'Australian sports'. Socio-economic status, accessibility and availability are issues that make sport even more accessible for some groups. Money plays a huge role in what sports peop...
  • My Family Plays Sports
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    I love every sports you can think of. Didn't say i was good at all but i sure do luv em. Theres nothing really to explain luv for sports or why u love them, you just do i guess. Without sports everyone would be over weight and be lazy and die of boredom. i surely wouldn't wanna become fat and lazy like alot of peeps these days are that are not involved in sports. welp thats about all i have to say about sports. You can find sports from school activities to out of school activites like hiking, bi...
  • Good Sport
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    should sports be required in school. recently ive been given a topic for debate on this and here is what i'vs. e found. IF WHOLE CLASSes were required to play a sport than the people whod dint want to be there would ruin the expierence for the people who did want too be there. the people who didnt want to be there wouldnt care if the team won or loss. if they werent there then there would be only people who wanted to be there on the team. also many people dont have time to be there and are invol...
  • Major And Minor Sports
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    I am interested in becoming a sports announcer. I have been a sports fan all my life. I enjoy going to games, reading books about sports and watching ESPN every chance I get. Broadcasting involves writing, informing, entertaining, and educating people about specific sports. Statistics is certainly is important in sports reporting. Batting averages would be a good example of the use of math in sports. A batting average is the number of hits divided by the number of times at bat. For example, if a...
  • Their Choice Of Sports
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    The cultural differences between the two nations are shown in their choice of sports. In the UK we play a lot of cricket, a very slow but intellectual game. Our US counterparts however prefer the hard hitting adrenaline seeking thrills of Ice Hockey and American Football. This is probably due to the way we are brought up. Cricket is very much a national game in the United Kingdom and almost all schools teach it. This slow moving, 'gentelman's' game is perhaps correlated to the so called 'polite ...
  • Multi Million Dollar Contract From The Team
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    sports what have become of sports. people use to play the games because of the love of the sport they play. now that we have entered the twenty first st century, it no longer the love a sport. it how much i am worth and that is not the way it should so the hell with the players that get those multi million dollar contacts. players don not even care about the game any more al they care about is when they are gonna get paid and how much or what kinda of endoesnebt they will get no one is worth two...
  • Juniors Play U.S. Tennis Tournaments
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    Tennis is a sport that is growing in popularity. It gives kids an opportunity to compete in a non-contact sport that might be more suitable for them. Participants learn how to organize time and equipment, discipline, hard work ethics, and confidence. Tennis requires a commitment from parents and kids. You must be willing to work many hours, giving up other social activities, if you want to succeed. Tennis also requires money. If your family does not have the funds to support the sport, you may h...

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