Hurling is believed to be the worlds oldest and fastest paced sport in history. Its roots have prehistoric origins and have been played for over 3,000 years, even older than recorded history of Ireland, which is its national game of play. The history itself of hurling is longer than the Bible and often unclear. Nonetheless hurling is an incredible sport full of rich history and a truly rigorous sport.
Since hurling is not a well-known sport to us Americans, I’m going to give a brief background of the sport and how it is played. Hurling is an outdoor team game; each team consists of 15 players on the field aka “Hurlers”. The field of play is relatively the same shape of a rugby field but just a bit larger: 140-160 yards long and 90-100 yards wide (Hurling GAA). Scoring is a mix of American football and soccer. At each end of the field are an H-shaped goalpost; the soccer type goal and a field goal type extension on top of that. If the ball (sliotar) is struck inside the bottom net, that team is rewarded three points, if the ball is struck and goes in-between the top field goal posts the team gets one point. The equipment of the game consists of a ball, sliotar that is roughly the size of a baseball but with raised ridges. The stick called a hurley, roughly 40 inches long, shaped like a field hockey stick is curved outwards at the end to provide a larger striking surface for the player. The only protective gear worn is a helmet with a faceguard, which before 2010 was not
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Lacrosse was one of many indigenous stick-ball games that was being played by American Indians when the Europeans arrived in the Americas. The name of the sport was given its name by early French settlers, using the generic term for a game played with a ball and a curved stick called a “Crosse”. “Native terminology, however, tends to describe more the technique (cf. Onondaga DEHUNTSHIGWA'ES, "men hit a rounded object") or, especially in the southeast, to underscore the game's aspects of war surrogacy ("little brother of war").” (Vennum) It is most notable from other sports by using a netted racquet, which is used to pick up, pass, throw and ultimately score by throwing the ball past a goal. The
The lacrosse field has certain measurements and lines on it. The field is played on a 110 yd. (100 m.) long and 60 yd. (55 m.) wide field. There are five lines or areas of the field, one of them is the midfield line, which divides the whole field into two, so the sides are 50 m. on each side. Another area of the field is the defense and attack area. The lines are marked 35 yards from the end of the field. Theses markers and areas of the field are very important to the game because that's how you play the game and where you're supposed to
The goals were usually marked by a single tree or a large rock, and points were scored by hitting it with the ball. There were no limitations on the number of players on a team, and often there would be as many as one thousand players in a lacrosse game at the same time (Source A).
Soccer is it is the most popular sport. Soccer originated in England, but China claimed to have also played a similar game of passing and kicking the ball into a goal. In America, we call the sport soccer, but originally it was called football and it is still known as football to this day in all other parts of the world.. There are twenty one professional leagues across the world, but some of the main leagues are the MLS, or Major League Soccer, The Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and La Liga. There are nearly sixty stadiums in England alone and most of the largest stadiums in the world are soccer stadiums and have the capacity of over 70,000. When there is a game, the entire city becomes a party before the game, and when the favorite team of that city wins, there is a party after the game that goes on until the team plays again. The fans of soccer are
Wheelchair rugby, formally known as Murderball, was developed in Canada in 1977 by quadriplegic athletes (International Wheelchair Rugby Federation, 2014). Quadriplegia is more commonly known as tetraplegia, this is where all four limbs are paralysed and most commonly as a result of a neck injury (Disabled World, 2010) Wheelchair Rugby was created as an adaptation of wheelchair basketball, by reducing the amount of hand and arm actions to make the game inclusive for quadriplegic athletes; this was done by removing dribbling. Athletes were classified on their medical diagnosis, in relation to the level of their spinal injury. In 1991 this was changed to a functional classification specific to wheelchair rugby, in order to include those with polio, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and amputations. According to Sport England (2010) 68% of wheelchair rugby participants have a spinal cord injury, compared 6% with cerebral palsy and 4% with muscular dystrophy. It’s also estimated that 40,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury in the UK (The Backup Trust, 2014). Rugby is one of 11 out of the 23 Paralympic sports
Lacrosse is a sport that was created by the Native Americans around the 1600s (5). The sport once known as stick ball to the Indians has evolved to a major sport across the world. Lacrosse was a sport that was a real major part of European culture before it made its way to America. It has just recently been picked up in the major ranks of colleges and even a professional level. So with the rise of this sport comes the rise of the preparatory phases to get ready for competition.
Offensively, the destination of the diversion may be to score by shooting the ball under an opponent's objective previous those goalie, utilizing those lacrosse stick to catch, cradle, also pass those ball to do in this way. Defensively, the objective is stay with the opposite group and keep them from scoring Also with addition the ball through the utilization for stick checking and figure contact alternately positioning. The game need four significant types: men's field lacrosse, ladies' lacrosse, and also box lacrosse. The sport comprises of four different positions: midfield, attack, guard and a goalie. Clinched alongside field lacrosse, attack-men would singularly hostile players except on the ride, when those resistance tries to bring those ball up field and attack men must prevent them, defense-men or defenders need aid singularly preventive players except when raising the ball, which
Baseball, a game played between two teams of nine on a field with a diamond-shaped series of four bases. A prestige and unique game that is played all over the world but most beloved in the United States, hence, why people refer to it as the national pastime due to its tradition and popularity. Baseball consists of many complex rules and an extended history. In order for one to fall in love with the game such as America has, one must understand the rules and history of baseball.
Lacrosse again. Other protective equipment should be established permanently, along with helmets. “ Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease found in people who have had a severe blow or repeated blows to the head.” In 1 Corinthians 6:20, it says, “For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” This means we should always take care of our bodies. Treating them right and keeping ourselves healthy by making the right decisions. By wearing additional equipment in lacrosse, our bodies can stay healthy and protected during the course of the
Broomball: The Future Is Bright Broomball is a very fun and expanding sport making its come-up into the United States and all over the world today. Broomball originated from a medieval, brutal and deadly Viking game called Knattleikr. Knattleikr was a very time demanding game back when Vikings had a big control of sea and coastal world. This game during this time would last from morning until daylight, averaging gameplay of about 10-12 hours.
Soccer (Football) is the most popular and fastest growing sport in the world. Over 240 million people play it regularly around the world. However, most people only get to view one side of soccer in their lifetime. They never get a glimpse of it in any other setting. For many people soccer is a very competitive organized sport. For others it is an everyday, fun activity. In some countries, soccer is their life, while in others it is just a sport. For those of you that don’t know, soccer is a sport where the objective is to score goals by kicking a ball into the other teams goal. It is a mix of offense and defense, with very fast paced action. You are allowed to use any body part except your hands and elbows. Soccers first appearance traces back to 3000 years ago in ancient China. But, the first modern version of soccer originates from Victorian England. Since then, soccer has spread around the world to the point where almost every country plays some form of it. I am going to address how it is different around the world and the reasons for this.
‘An activity involving physical exertion and skill which an individual or a team competes against another or others for entertainment’. Now that we all know the definition of sport, I’m going to explain in more details why. Tennis, judo, boxer all have one thing in common, they need to beat someone else. In parkour, it’s you alone doing acrobatics.
Aside from being one of the most accessible (and best!) sports out there, many aspects of bowling can be expressed with physics. Achieving maximum power, throwing a hook ball, and getting good pin action can all be broken down into physics issues and represented with equations. I will cover four aspects of bowling that can be explained with physics terms and show you how to use this knowledge to optimize your game.