Many of you will have your own definition of what Sports means. Others will say it encompasses any physical activity requiring extreme exertion or body building. Others will be more literal and say that all activities requiring exertion or physical work done by human beings are included in the realm of sports. Still, many others believe that there are certain things that define a sport.
A sport can be broadly defined as a physical activity requiring competitive, physical action and participation by an organized group of people. Sport can refer to any kind of physical activity involving physical contact and movement with others. It also sometimes refers to an organized competitive or sporting contest, and to the organization, management and competitiveness of particular sports, in particular sports leagues. Sports can be performed by individuals of different ages and physical abilities. There are many professional sports like ice skating, swimming, field hockey, rugby, soccer, motorball, hockey, American football, boxing, fencing and Australian football among many others.
There are many different types of sports: Association sports like swimming, basketball, tennis, softball, track and field, badminton, golf, wrestling, hockey, American football, cricket and the Olympic Games. Association sports ensure safe and healthy practices; the participants must be properly supervised, equipment used must be in good condition, and proper disciplinary action taken against players who exhibit inappropriate behavior. Non-associative sports like cheerleading and gymnastics to encourage healthy bodybuilding, mental conditioning, physical fitness and also promote a healthy mind. In gymnastics and cheerleading, safety and proper execution of the technique are equally important.
There are many benefits of being a member of a sports club or league. Regular physical workouts together build up a team spirit that will help you achieve personal goals. It instills team camaraderie and helps players identify with each other when times of adversity or trial are hard to cope with. Team sports help develop social skills and enhance the individual’s self-esteem.
As with most ‘non-profit’ organizations, there are some government or non-profit organizations that conduct different sports events to raise funds for a variety of charitable causes. Some governing bodies that run these events are the Sport Trust, AOC Sports and Active Child’s Foundation among others. These organizations often run sports camps and excursions for children and adults alike. If you are interested in taking part in one of these programs, check out the organization’s website to get more information.
One great benefit of being involved in the professional sports leagues is the possibility of gaining financial support from different organizations. Athletes get to participate in different sports and earn cash as their performance boosts the earnings of the organizers. In turn, these athletes give back to the sporting events by participating in various community and charitable events in their area. Participating in the various North American nonprofit organizations is an excellent way to promote human understanding and charity at large.