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					       Foundations and Identity of
          Recreational Sports




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        Today’s Objectives
• Define key terms important to
  recreational sports programming

• Examine the relationship between the
  various levels of the Leisure Sport
  Management Model

• Examine and define the various
  programming areas within the
  recreational sports spectrum
      Scope of Sport Participation

• Leisure settings

• Sport for all concept is international

• Job market

• Recreation programming
  Sport as a Leisure Experience
• What is leisure?
  – Quantitative vs Qualitative
     • Quantitative:
        –“time span” we can count the hours we
          spend
     • Qualitative:
        –State of mind
        –Personal growth, rejuvenation of spirit
        –Our own person interpretation of what
          leisure is as opposed to someone else's
    What is recreation?
–Defined: a diversion from work,
 retooling of energy for work , or a
 positive and socially acceptable
 leisure activity

–Goal of recreation programming?
What is Recreational Sport
     Programming?
Sports? By Which Definition?
•   Football
•   Ballroom Dancing
•   Ice Hockey
•   Auto racing
•   Euchre
•   Basketball
•   Chess
•   Cheerleading
•   Archery
•   Deer Hunting
Football




           Flag Football
Ballroom Dancing
Ice Hockey




             Floor Hockey
Autoracing




             Soap Box Derby
Euchre
Basketball
Chess
Cheerleading
Archery
Deer Hunting
Skiing
Society for Creative Anachronism
Organization that studies and recreates pre-17th century European culture.
       What is Recreational Sport
            Programming?
• Social Programming

• Cultural Programming

• Special Events Programming

• Sport Programming
  – Playing
  – Challenge
  – Chance
       Sport Programming
• Cooperative/competitive activity
   – Manner or style of action in sport

• In the game form
   – Describes the design, structure, and format within
     which sport occurs

What separates sport from other cooperative/
 competitive activity?
Degrees of Participation
• Organizational design

• Rules and regulations

• Skill performance

• Physical exertion
                           Continuum
• Mental concentration

• Risk

• Rule modification

• Emphasis on winning

				
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