Specialist sports college:
A school that receives extra funding to make a specialist provision for sports. Advantages – dedicates time within the curriculum where athletes and performers can train and participate in their sport or activity. They will have specialist equipment and modern technology eg déjà vu, video analysis, modern facilities eg sports hall, gym, pitches, astro, and equipment.
Community leadership award:
Creation of the Sports Leaders UK Foundation recognised this need to reach out into the community and deliver a powerful contribution to the process of social inclusion. A commitment to community volunteering is an integral part of all Sports Leaders UK awards and qualifications, making sports leadership a lifetime commitment for many. For David – helps with skills needed in coaching junior athletics, eg confidence, organisation, leadership.
Pressure of A-Levels, gave up sports…..focus on athletics. Negative of positive effect – pressure can lead to stress which affects performance, but sometimes stress can give good performance.
A person who is currently or has previously competed as a varsity player (individual or team), a professional player or a national or international level player. David is an elite athlete, competing at national level and YO
Trains four times a week…available leisure time? This is what being an elite athlete involves – commitment and dedication to training and competing.
Youth Olympic Games:
Stressful experience and challenging. Exciting. Stress can be seen as good for athletes, although if stress levels are too high – excitement…lead to tightness in muscles, anxiety…can make david feel uneasy and apprehensive but some levels of anxiety are necessary to focus and prepare, nervousness…add to tension, sick and shakey, stress may be a key aspect to consider for David as he is an individual athlete when competing in 100m sprint as focus is aimed at the individual not at...