The Importance Of Sports And Physical Activity For Disabled People
Sports have been governed by a complex array of unwritten rules and traditions, which aim to ensure fair play, and enable consistent adjudication of the outcome. In most organised sports, reports of outcomes are often made, and this information can be widely reported or announced by the relevant association to the media. This tradition also encourages the reporting of any current or past disciplinary action taken against a player or team by the media. The idea is that if teams and players are encouraged to compete fairly and referee reasonably, then the sporting public feel that they are being fairly treated by the game.
Organisations themselves offer sports assistance through sports coaching and other forms of assistance, as part of a sports development strategy. For example, the London Olympics hosted a number of sports activities, which not only helped develop the skills and competencies of the athletes, but also helped develop the overall game for the whole of the UK. By providing sports assistance to young people, particularly in the early years of their involvement in sport, this helps them to gain confidence, as well as providing opportunities to meet and form friendships. Young people who are confident enough to pursue a full time education and then participate in physical activity should consider what sports help them to develop into complete individuals.
One thing that many people may not necessarily realise, or think about, is the importance of participation in sporting activities for health and fitness. It is important for people of all ages to engage in some form of physical activity on a regular basis, in order to build up their strength, flexibility and stamina. Of course it is more desirable to participate in sports and games than not to, but it is important for disabled people to understand the importance of sport to maintaining their independence, as well as helping them to build up their general wellbeing. Young people should be encouraged to take part in as many different types of sport as possible, in order to build up as much experience and skills as possible. This will help them to get used to physical activity, as well as building up confidence, which is always important.