The Importance of Sports For Young People
A sports film is generally a movie genre which makes use of sports as the main theme of the movie. It’s usually a fictional creation where a fictional sport, player, team, or supporter of a particular sport are heavily featured, and that rely on sport to an important extent for their storyline resolution or plot motivation. They can vary hugely in terms of subject matter and topic presentation, but they all tend to tell some sort of story about sports, either about someone trying to make it in a sport they love, about what sports do to people, etc. There are several different sub-genres of sports movies. Some of them are quite popular, some less so, but there is always room for more sports movies in the world.
One of the most popular sub-genres is the sports drama, which covers a situation where an athlete is either an athlete or a part of an athlete’s life, but in which that person’s ability or personality is put into question, is challenged by an outside force, who is trying to alter the course of that athlete’s career. The usual suspects here are sports teams and/or coaches, as they have the power, money and the desire to change a player’s path, as is often the case in the real world. A famous example of this type of film would be the Chicago Bears’ Brian Urlacher, who in his first season with the team became one of the best players in the league, but was unable to remain on the field due to injuries sustained in a car accident. The movie ended with him successfully returning to play the following year, as his abilities and determination were recognized and he was selected for the NFLPA’s All-NFL Teams. Another example would be the movie Invictus, which follows a member of the United States military, played by Brad Pitt, against members of al Qaeda, who are trying to take over a multinational company.
Although this type of movie and television show are not really meant to teach us anything about sports and physical fitness, they can still be informative for our own understanding of both the human body and athletes in general. One such thing that these movies can teach us is that young people need to realize that they should take care of themselves physically just as much as athletes do. In this way, they will become more mature and strong and will not be injured as easily. Sports, physical education and athletic trainers can all be useful things for young people to learn about in their own lives.