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Sports Topic Test
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Success in individual sports requires that a person be proficient in all areas since there is no one else to compensate for failures.
Participating in team sports can have a positive effect on all aspects of life.
Skill development is vital for sports since our brain controls our actions through learned movements.
Describe why participating in individual sports requires good mental focus.
Responses will vary. A sample response follows: Participating in individual sports requires good mental focus because there are no other members on the team to compensate for mistakes made by the individual. In order to maintain good mental focus, athletes must recover quickly after mistakes and keep a positive mental attitude so that concentration remains strong.
Compare and contrast offensive and defensive roles in team sports.
Responses will vary. A sample response follows: In team sports, the offense's goal is to score points against the opposing team. Offense players are usually placed near the goal or scoring target, and they work to maintain possession of the game's scoring object (ball, puck, etc). The defense's goal is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. Defense players are positioned near their own goal and strive to win possession of the sport's scoring object.
What areas of mental health are promoted when participating in individual sports?
Responses will vary. A sample response follows: Many of the elements of mental health are needed for everyday life. One aspect is having poise under pressure. It is also important to be able to deal with adversity and experience new situations. Lastly, sports help participants build their self-esteem.
Spiritual health in individual sports is described by all of the following statements EXCEPT:
It fulfills a need to connect with others.
Team sports are those with multiple players on each side working toward a common goal.
In general, individual sports require better cardiorespiratory fitness.
Poise under pressure, dealing with adversity, and self-esteem are all parts of which type of health?
Describe what endurance training is and explain in detail the four components of endurance training.
Responses will vary. A sample response follows: Endurance training increases the ability to sustain high-quality athletic ability over time. It includes aerobic endurance, anaerobic endurance, speed endurance, and strength endurance. Aerobic endurance is when the body's demands for oxygen and fuel can be met. Anaerobic endurance is when the body's demand for oxygen exceeds the rate of supply. Speed endurance is used to develop the coordination of the muscles. Strength endurance is used to maintain the quality of the body's muscles.
Endurance is important for participating in sports because it __________.
provides the energy needed to maintain physical activity for long periods of time
Team sports can contribute to overall environmental health because __________.
optimum athletic performance is dependent upon a clean environment
Describe why individual sports might require better physical endurance as opposed to team sports.
Responses will vary. A sample response follows: Individual sports require a person to be physically fit since he or she must cover the entire field of play. The individual is responsible for all interaction required by the sport and has no teammates to fall back on.
Explain how your favorite team sport contributes to your health-related fitness goals.
Responses will vary. A sample response follows: Student responses will vary but should include how their favorite sport improves cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility.
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