When a group of people decide that they would like to start a new sports competition, they should always consider several factors. The first consideration should be the interest of all the competing teams or individuals. Then, it is necessary to decide how the competition will be held. Lastly, it is important to think about whether the competition needs to have rules or not.
In most sports like swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, gymnastics, fencing and tennis, teams or individuals may compete, either singly or simultaneously, with only one winner; in some sports like cycling, rowing and sailing, the competition (the game) is between opposing teams; in others, the competition (the match) is between 2 pairs, each team trying to beat the other with a certain physical ability. Rules for each game/sport can differ from discipline to discipline, but there are some that are common. A favorite gets first position and wears the title of “leading” or “defense” or “captain”. If a game has no allotted time limit, then the game is to determine who is the best player at the end of the game. If there is an overtime, then only one team with the best players must win.
Another type of game is the ‘sport’ itself. These are usually divided into various sports, such as football, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, cheerleading, ice hockey, softball and track & field. These are normally more physical than non-sport related events, which include horse racing and swimming. The physical activity in a sports competition is what draws participants, as well as spectators.
Each section needs to have dedicated time and energy for their chosen sports. The physical fitness section needs to provide adequate equipment, including weight sets, bench press, kettlebells, a variety of lifting exercises and bodybuilding supplies. The nutritional/fitness section needs to provide supplements and meal plans. All of this equipment is available at local health and fitness stores. The athletic trainer can be an invaluable resource in providing information about the sport, its history, and the equipment that are used in the sport. Often times there is a fee charged for this type of instruction, however it may be worth paying the charge if it means a person will be getting quality instruction.
There is one area in the world of mind sports that is becoming increasingly popular and that is the Olympic sports. The Olympics are recognized as the premier extreme sports competition in the world. While many people are enticed by the large sums of money that are offered to participate in the Olympics, those who do participate, including professional athletes, come away with enormous personal pride in what they do. They know that it is not all fun and games. In fact, they are living a challenge every day to excel at the sport of their choice and become one of the best in the world at what they do.
There are many other types of physical activities that are popular sports played by individuals or teams. Most of these types of sports require very little equipment, from sneakers to tennis rackets, and the use of head gear such as visors, ear protectors and glasses. Those who compete in the less popular sports are often doing so because they are an individual pursuit that pales in comparison to the love of the game that many athletes have. Whether it be figure skating rugby or ice hockey, those who have chosen these more physical sports come away with a strong sense of pride in who they are as well as in what they do.