Technology is changing all spheres of society. And of course, this applies to education. As well as sports education. Experts believe that sports education may change even more radically in the future. And it has some risks and threats on the way to development. We tried to look into the future and find out what awaits sports education.
Our days: sport in trend
It would seem that gadgets and smartphones can discourage interest in sports, make a person lazy and immersed in social networks. But statistics based on surveys of 1000 young people under the age of 16 years, 75% of students love physical education classes, and 65% said they feel better after playing sports. A new approach to physical activity allows an increasing number of young July to enter physical exercises into their daily routine, using as a means of development, treatment for diseases or as a preventive measure.
Therefore, sports educational institutions, whose activities are aimed at the development of mass sports, at the sports and fitness stage and the stage of initial training of athletes set themselves the task: to attract the maximum number of children and adolescents to systematic sports, which are aimed at developing a personality, establishing a healthy lifestyle, education of physical, moral, ethical and volitional qualities.
At the training stage, they set themselves the task: to improve the state of health, starting with physical development; improving physical fitness and athletic performance, taking into account individual characteristics and requirements of sports programs; prevention of various forms of dependence and offenses.
Academic sports education: what is taught at universities
Modern educational institutions are already actively developing the field of sports education. The approach to the development of such an area is complex, so students study such disciplines as:
- Education philosophy
- Pedagogical and physical education
- Modern sport
- Sociology and psychology
- and a dozen more disciplines that provide an in-depth study of the sport as a whole.
The cultivation of new types of physical activity among students is associated with the development of sports and fitness activities, the presence of a significant number of commercial clubs for various sports and health systems, and the convergence of sports and fitness clubs.
What kind of specialists do sports need?
Now sports education trains, different specialists:
- Olympic athletes
- Public school administrators
- Sports administrators
- Researchers and scientific advisers
- Politicians, for example, working in the ministry of youth and sports
- Military training teachers
- Education and sports managers
- Active tourism managers
- Massage therapists, etc.
A wide selection of such specialties implies great prospects for sports education, and the trend continues throughout the world. Universities of the USA, Canada, European institutes and Asian schools – everywhere there is a development of educational programs in the field of sports with the support of the state. Therefore, universities offer more and more interesting and promising projects for training. New associations are also being created to develop this sports education.
What is emphasized in the development of sports education
Educational programs at universities in the sports field are aimed at improving physical qualities:
- Biomechanical structure of movements
- The manifestation of physical qualities – speed, endurance, strength, dexterity, coordination
- Locomotion features
- The power of the work performed, the predominant source of energy, the level of energy consumption
- Nature of load regulation
- The volume of active muscle mass
- The nature of muscle work.
It becomes clear that the sport has enormous opportunities for self-education, self-improvement, self-determination. Participation in sports competitions allows a person to feel self-satisfaction when defeating his rival, achieved in the process of long preparation, selfless work, huge volitional efforts, as well as the opportunity to compare his abilities with the abilities of other people, as well as with those abilities that he had previously and understand how worse or better they are than others, whether he can achieve results higher than those he has achieved, to overcome himself. Besides, the correct attitude to the state of your body is constantly being laid, positive motivation is formed to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Therefore, one thing is clear: sports education has great prospects. After all, the sport has been and will be popular: just go to the Parimatch to see this.