Sports Development

Develops Sport Spirit

Tenacity

Teamwork

discipline

Sports and India

Sports have always been a way to show patriotism or support for one’s team or country. Supporters have often described being at a live game as being part of a collective and feeling as if they belong. This is one of the many reasons that sports are so important to Epping spirits high for a country.

No matter what your favourite sport is, from Football to Cricket, they all achieve the same thing in the end: Creating an undivided spirit that, for the most part, is a healthy connection not only to the team you support, but also to your country. Seeing someone from your country win a game that you are deeply invested in can be an experience like no other.

Some sports have a special connection to many Indians.

Cricket

  • A game that involves 11 players and a 22 yards pitch area
  •  Most probably one of the most well-known sports in India
  •  Many people have done extravagant celebrations for their winning team
  • You’re sure to know if an Indian team wins a match in this game from the fireworks that are almost tradition now
  • It has been presented in the Summer Olympics since 1896

 

Badminton

  • A game that involves a racket and a “shuttlecock”, a conical projectile that is embedded with plastic or feathers to make the projectile extremely stable in air
  • Many usually think of the sport as a wholesome memory of family playing together, but this sport is that and much more
  • Many people have won olympic medals for the game and made a career for themselves based on this extremely intricate game
  • You’re sure to know if an Indian team wins a match in this game from the fireworks that are almost tradition now
  • It has been presented in the Summer Olympics since 1992

 

Field Hockey

  • This game is similar to its relatives of the hockey family and it requires a ball made of plastic
  • It’s rules are extremely strict, wherein the teammates are not allowed to touch the ball with any part of their body, only the hockey stick
  • Even with this, the hockey ball can only be moved with the flat side of the stick
  • This game is widely known as the most successful Indian game with the team winning over 7 Olympic medals in the sport
  • It has been presented in the Olympics since 1992

 

Football

  • Arguably the most well-known sport in the world, this game involves a ball that can only be moved around with the teammate’s feet.
  • This sport has been known to bring Indians together to cheer on their team. Go Team!
  • It has been presented in the Olympics since 1908.

Volleyball

  • It is a team sport that is played between two teams each of six players separated by a net
  • Each team will try to score points by grounding a goal on the opponent’s court
  • It is most popular in Europe and east asia
  • It has been presented in the Olympics since 1964

Kabaddi

  • A well-known contact sport that requires one teammate (called a Raider) to tag and “out” as many rival teammates
  • Points can be earned for the defence for stopping the Raider
  • This sport is extremely competitive and even has its own federation (The International Kabaddi Federation)
  • It has been presented in the Indian Olympic games since 1938

     

    Chess

    • A board game played between two players
    • The currently played form of chess emerged in Southern Europe
    • It is a mind sport played for both competitive and recreational purposes. The major skills required for this sport are strategy and tactics
    • It is played on a square chess board with 64 squares in an eight-by-eight grid
    • The chess set consists of white and black sets of pieces. Each set consists of 8 pawns, 2 rooks, 2 knights, 2 bishops, a queen and a king.
    • It has never been presented in the Olympics. Being one of the most played games in the world, it has failed to secure a space in the Olympics.

     

    Wrestling

    • A combat sport that involves clinch fighting, takedowns and throws and other grappling holds
    • It comes in different styles such as freestyle, folkstyle, Greco-roman, judo, sambo and others
    • It has been presented in the Olympics since 1896

    Athletics

    • It is the name given to a group of sports such as road running, competitive running, jumping, throwing and walking
    • It has been presented in the paralympics since 1960
    • It has been presented in the Olympics since 1896

     

    content by : Ashwini & Indira Priya Darsini G

    Every sport is a sport. Not a single sport deserves to be ignored. There can be competition among the members of sport within the game, but not among the audience to raise one sport above the another.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How does sports affect on your development?

    Development from sport goes beyond learning new physical skills. Sport helps children develop better ways to cope with the highs and lows of life. It also helps children to develop patience and understand that it can take a lot of practice to improve both their physical skills and what they do in school.

    What are the benefits of sports development?

    As well as developing individuals, sport and physical activity can help build stronger communities by bringing people together. Sport is widely seen as a way for people of different backgrounds to interact and integrate by taking part, volunteering and spectating.

    Why are sports are important?
    Keeping active through physical activity and sport has many benefits for the body. Some of these benefits include increased cardiovascular fitness, bone health, decreased risk of obesity, improved sleep, and better coordination and balance
    What is sports development and why is it important?

    It can offer a welcome distraction from personal problems and social challenges, it can improve people’s physical health, and it can encourage social interaction, involvement and regeneration. Careers in sports development are thus really important to the world of sport and the world in general.

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