OCR Cambridge National in SPORT STUDIES (Level 1/Level 2) R051 Contemporary issues in sport
Learning Outcome 1 Understand the issues which affect participation in sport
What stops people from participating in sport? So why, in April 2011, were approximately only 16% of people (aged 16 and over) in the UK participating in sport or active recreation for at least 30 minutes 3 days a week? Lifestyle Friends Family Sport is available to everybody. Sports clubs and leisure facilities go to great lengths to ensure that they meet everyones needs. Local authorities and the government spend thousands of pounds on campaigns to increase participation in sport.
What determines the popularity of a sport? Swimming is the UKs most popular sport in terms of adult participants. yet table tennis has seen an increase of nearly 40,000. Between October 2008 and April 2011 swimming has seen a decline of over 200,000 participants,
Other traditionally popular sports such as football, golf, tennis and rugby are also showing decreases in participation … What determines the popularity of a sport? … yet participation in mountaineering and canoeing is on the rise. Why could this be?
Is it cost?Is it time?Is it the weather?Is it the media?
Learning Outcome 2 Know about the role of sport in promoting values
What else can sport teach us? Pierre de Coubertin said The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. As well as keeping fit and healthy, participation in sport can teach us valuable lessons which can be transferred and used in a number of situations throughout the rest of our lives……
How far should we go to win? …..however, for some, the desire to win sometimes takes over and can lead us into doing things we would never normally dream of.
Learning Outcome 3 Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events
What is a major sporting event and why do people want to hold them? What makes a sporting event major? Why do countries and cities spend so much time, money and effort in trying to organise and hold a major sporting event? Is it worth it? Is it the popularity of the athletes involved? Is it the amount of money thats been spent on it? Is it the location in which it takes place?
Learning Outcome 4 Know about the role of national governing bodies in sport
Who provides guidance, support and insurance to their members? Who organises national tournaments? Who promotes etiquette and fair play? Who trains officials? Where did your coaching certificate come from? Quick questions…? Answer: National Governing Bodies
In this unit you will learn… The different types of people who participate in sport Barriers that may stop people from participating and how to overcome them What can affect a sports popularity in the UK The values that sport can promote and why etiquette and fair play are essential Why cities and countries choose to host major sporting events What National Governing Bodies are and the role they play
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