2Contemporary issues in sport OCR Cambridge National inSPORT STUDIES(Level 1/Level 2)R051Contemporary issues in sport
3Understand the issues which affect participation in sport Learning Outcome 1Understand the issues which affect participation in sport
4What stops people from participating in sport? Sport is available to everybody.Sports clubs and leisure facilities go to great lengths to ensure that they meet everyone’s needs.Local authorities and the government spend thousands of pounds on campaigns to increase participation in sport.LifestyleFamilySo 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?Friends
5yet table tennis has seen an increase of nearly 40,000. What determines the popularity of a sport?Swimming is the UK’s most popular sport in terms of adult participants.Between October 2008 and April 2011 swimming has seen a decline of over 200,000 participants,yet table tennis has seen an increase of nearly 40,000.
6What determines the popularity of a sport? Other traditionally popular sports such as football, golf, tennis and rugby are also showing decreases in participation …… yet participation in mountaineering and canoeing is on the rise.Why could this be?
7Is it time?Is it cost?Is it the weather?Is it the media?
8Know about the role of sport in promoting values Learning Outcome 2Know about the role of sport in promoting values
9What 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……
10How 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.How far should we go to win?
11Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events Learning Outcome 3Understand the importance of hosting major sporting events
12What is a major sporting event and why do people want to hold them? What makes a sporting event major?Is it the popularity of the athletes involved?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 amount of money that’s been spent on it?Is it the location in which it takes place?
13Know about the role of national governing bodies in sport Learning Outcome 4Know about the role of national governing bodies in sport
14Answer: National Governing Bodies Quick questions…?Who trains officials?Who provides guidance, support and insurance to their members?Where did your coaching certificate come from?Who organises national tournaments?Who promotes etiquette and fair play?Answer: National Governing Bodies
15In this unit you will learn… Why cities and countries choose to host major sporting eventsWhat National Governing Bodies are and the role they playThe values that sport can promote and why etiquette and fair play are essentialWhat can affect a sport’s popularity in the UKThe different types of people who participate in sportBarriers that may stop people from participating and how to overcome them
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