SPORT SUPPORTING FACTORS

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Just like a profession, every sport which is played in this entire globe requires specific set of skills! If you are successful in one sport then that doesn’t mean that you will master them all! Many of the successful soccer players can never be good cricket players and we all know this fact! There are range of physical, mental and emotional factors which contributes in your performance. Master of chess may not be as physically fir as a rowing player but he has more mental strength and control than anybody else. So there are whole range of factors which influence your success in sports and should interact in a correct manner to ensure long term success!

Apart from muscular endurance and anaerobic capacity, there are several other factors which are compared and hold importance for success in sports. It is actually a mixture of physical, emotional and mental stability and endurance and the one who understands how to blend all of them in right proportions is actually a true sportsman! Here are the ones which can help you in executing the technique of sports in right fashion.

  1. Body composition: Height, weight and strength plays a very major role. An overweight person with unbalanced distribution of muscle and fat cannot be fit to play soccer. Similarly a fit person but with short height can’t play basketball! So the distribution of muscle and fat should be appropriate in a sports man!
  2. Speed/ Quickness: Speed is something which you can obtain by increasing your capacity of running and working out hard. But quickness to move quickly across the ground or moving rapidly to grab or take throw is something which needs mental strength, concentration along with physical fitness. Thus, it is a prime component!
  3. Coping with pressure: While this is something which we all have to do in our lives but a sportsman has to perform under pressure! We get a little tensed and worried under such situations but they have to perform under every condition! And they never get a second chance! The ability to stay focused and performing up to the expectations under changing conditions and increasing pressure requires lot of mental strength!
  4. Analytic and tactical ability: As stated above, it’s not about physical strength but also about ability of the mental system to evaluate and react to strategic situations. Sachin Tendulkar judged how to play Shane Warne’s ball through his tactical and analytic ability and the same is required because as a sports person you have to deal with deliveries of different kinds of opponents and you can never play a standard game! You have to be dynamic and agile to win the league.

Motivation & Self-confidence: Last but not the least, these two are the key factors for success in any sphere of life; be it sports, studies or office assignment! A motivated and confident player has the ability to beat all odds and mould the waves in favourable direction. It might be ‘tagged’ as arrogance in players but a focused player having belief in him can never fail in any race of life!

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SIGNIFICANCE OF SPORTS

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Sports and strength are believed to be two sides of same coin. Sports are not only good for your physical health but also for your mental and emotional strength. You get to learn a lot by playing and watching sports! Sports are a great avenue to channelize energy and vitality of students and make their leisure hours worthwhile. Hence, it is necessary that the habit of sports is inculcated among juniors on priority basis so that they can learn various aspects related to sports and incorporate them in their lives.

Just reiterating again, sports are a great medium to become a person full of gratitude, respect, disciplined and hard work! Read on further to understand.

  1. Source of recreation: Both playing and watching sports provide relief and sense of relaxation. It gives a new ray of hope and excitement in life. It simply colours the dull and boring picture of life. The hard work and experience of international players is always inspirational. Also, sports persons face lot of challenges but the spirit which keeps them active throughout is commendable and provides an amazing lesson to a person of every age group.
  2. Team Spirit: Sports teaches spirit of team building and camaraderie. It is not possible for one player to hit runs or kick goal and win the match. Behind success of every team there are various contributors and thus it builds team spirit. A team which stays together, eats together and plays together is actually a team. Also, as a team you learn how to handle conflicts and encourage group effort in resolving issues.
  3. Quality lifestyle: People who are good in sports also exhibit a lifestyle of great quality. This is because they follow active lifestyle and eat good diet which make them active in day to day chores and also leads to balanced mental development. Also, since you get to develop your circle across group of few people you get to learn from people of different backgrounds which broaden your opinion and build a positive perception about people. You learn about different cultures and thus improve your quality of life.
  4. Sense of discipline: Sports also imparts a sense of discipline. It helps you in learning how every minute, fraction of minute and even a second decides the fate of sportsmen! There are many sports like wrestling where the player just get 6 minutes to prove his talent and if he fails then he has to wait another 4 years for games which happen once in few years! The dedication and discipline which sports teach is incomparable!

Spirit of healthy competition: In a game one team loses and other wins and that is the rule of universe! But losing a game is a symbol of inspiration to work more hard and win next time! You never lose like ‘loser’ in game! It’s a matter of great pride that you took a decision to play and thus sports palpitates healthy spirit of competition among individuals and gives a precious opportunity to work on weak points and improve them for life!

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