What are Active Sports?
SPORTS are physical activities that use
the large muscles of the body.
Require STRATEGY (an overall plan)
Require TACTICS (specific plans to meet
GAMES (chess and cards) are typically not
Sport vs Active Recreation
Competitive cross country
Long distance conditioning run
Sports performed on a regular basis.
Sports that is watched on TV or in person
Sports that many people participate in all ages
Active Sports and Recreation
Level 2 of your Physical Activity Pyramid
F = 3-6 days a week
I = Moderate to vigorous (increased heart rate)
T=20 or more minutes
What is Active Recreation?
Activities that you do during your free time.
Recreation means: recreate, or to be refreshed.
Physical recreation: using the large muscles of
Active Recreation: physical recreation activities
that are vigorous enough to get your heart to
Fit or Fact
The “topspin” serve in tennis has a high bounce because the spin
causes a downward curve that makes the ball hit the ground at a
Fit or Fact
Sports and recreation activities can be adapted for people with
disabilities. In “beep-beep softball,” the ball makes a beeping noise
so that people who are visually impaired can participate. In
wheelchair tennis, a person in a wheelchair is allowed two bounces
to get to the ball.
Benefits of Active Sports &
Relax and reduce stress.
Velocity, Acceleration, Deceleration
Acceleration, and Deceleration are important in
the performance of physical activities, especially those
that require speed and fast movements.
VELOCITY: speed of movement
ACCELERATION: causing an increase in speed of a
DECELERATION: reduction in velocity
Acceleration and Velocity
…are important when a catcher
wants to throw out a runner who is
trying to steal a base.
Performing gymnastic stunts
requires acceleration and fast
movements, but is also
requires controlling body
movements for safety.
What types of Sports & Recreation
benefits that you need