Describe The Importance Of Modified Sports

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Modified rules and use of protective equipment for children is important in many sports as it promotes safe participation for young athletes as they are able to have an enjoyable and fun time which provided the player with a range of reverent sport skills which are the basis for progressing to the parent sport.

Modified sports corresponds to the sport in which it derives from, though it has been especially adapted so that it is more suitable for the children and young athletes. It emphasizes fun and enjoyment for children in competitive situations. It has altered aspects of the parent sports to achieve stability, such as the size, weight or style of the equipment, playing area and time of the game and length of the season. Modified sports is important for children as they are not physically or as emotionally mature as adults. Modified sports enable children to more quickly develop the skills required to play adult sports. For example, Netball has 4 matches every 15 minute quarters, the goal post is 10 feet in height, the time to pass the ball is up to three seconds and a player who obstructs or is in the way of a player from the opposite team must stand out of play whilst the penalty pass or shot is taken whereas in Netta Netball it has 4 matches every 10 minute quarters, the goal post is only 8 feet in height to enhance the chance of successful shooting, the time to pass the ball is up to six seconds long and a player who contacts or is in the way will not be stood out of

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