A sports film is an film genre which makes use of sports as the main theme of the movie. It’s a fictional production in which a fictional sport, fictional sporting event, fan of particular sport or athlete are heavily involved, and which rely heavily on sport for their central plot inspiration or resolution. Movies like Saturday Night Fever, High School Musical, Fastball, You’ve got Mail, The Perfect Storm, and Jerry Maguire have made the term’sports film’ a very popular one. Notable examples of these movies are A League of Their Own (directed by Martin Scorsese), The Deerhunter (anthony Faval), The Mask (ronic selection), and Collateral (enny Mcbee).
The notion behind this type of entertainment is quite simple; its main purpose is to showcase an aspect of sports which either lacks in current advancements or is not adequately showcased through the sports pages in the newspaper or television. This could be anything from the physical activity required by certain sports, to the psychological aspects, like dedication and sacrifice required by some athletes. It could also be competition, rivalry, camaraderie or support of a club, neighborhood or country. It’s even about the business aspect of things as well; showcasing how sports can be used to make money.
Sports film doesn’t necessarily have to center on sports, but almost always does. It could be a competition film where the goal is to demonstrate how the skills of an athlete can bring out the best in him or her. It could be a comedy or drama film about an athlete who overcomes personal obstacles to excel at the sport. Or it could be a documentary which follows a professional athlete as they rise to stardom and super-stardom. It could be a sports drama with the theme being the mental and physical activities required in order to excel at a sport.
Some children and adolescents may also have physical disabilities or other physical impairments that can affect their ability to engage in sports activities. These are usually the case in very physically impaired individuals who cannot walk, have difficulty with mobility or have some degree of neuromuscular issues. These individuals need to be supported in their endeavors to participate in sports. Some physical education teachers are very good at helping these children and adolescents overcome and learn to deal with their disabilities, so it’s important for a coach or teacher to be aware of these situations and design physical activities or sports programs that will be most supportive and beneficial to these children and adolescents.
So, you’re wondering what sports teach our young people about themselves? It’s important too highlight the positives and downplay the negatives. A young person who doesn’t have a passion for sports, for example, won’t develop and maintain high self-esteem. On the other hand, a person who loves sports and sees himself as a member of a team will develop and nurture high self-esteem. One who doesn’t think himself to be good in a particular sport won’t have the same self-image if he or she is forced to participate in that particular sport. All sports teach us about ourselves and can increase or decrease self-esteem.
Parents and other adults who participate in sports understand the necessity of providing their children with the best possible physical activities and support them in making the best decisions for themselves. When a child is involved in physical games or activities, they are more likely to focus on their strengths, become more independent and learn to accept different forms of failure. Sports also encourage a healthy sense of competition and have been shown to decrease both blood pressure and obesity rates. Sports help kids live healthier lives.