The equipment in football has improved from what it use to be. Players in college need to have a jersey with numbers, knee pads, helmet, mouthpiece, shoulder pads, socks, and shoes. In the NFL players need to have a jersey with numbers, pants, helmet, socks, shoes, and shoulder pads (Miller ). When football was first being played players used to wear little or no head and face protection (Buckley 24). There are many types of helmets, air pump, liquid, and padded helmets. The air pump could be pumped to fit the player’s head, liquid and padded helmets could not adjust to a player’s head and the most comfortable helmet is a padded one (Miller). Caged face masks are used today and protect jaws, noses, and faces of players (Buckley 25). Shoulder pads are used to protect a player’s upper body, quarterbacks, ball carriers, and linebackers have smaller shoulder pads so their movement is not restricted
At first players did not use protective gear, but now it is a major requirement. Football in its origins have fallen further away from the similar game rugby with equipment like the helmet and shoulder pads have been able to revolutionized the American game as we see it today. The beginnings of American Football arose from the England game of Rugby. Which was a rough and brutal game with rules very similar to today’s American game. The sport was created by Walter Camp, who also known as the “Father of American Football”. With his help football has become a worldwide played and loved sport. Walter Camp made sure his dream of an American game different from rugby was made, with each change in the game he was one step closer to perfection from the helmet to the shoes Walter changed the
Ice hockey surpasses all sports in terms of speed. Not only are slap shots taken at unbelievably high speeds, but the game and the players themselves are perform at paces much higher than other team sports. Due to the extreme speed of the players and the puck, hockey equipment is continually having to meet a higher standard of protection. The protection of goalies and the size and standard of their equipment is an especially hot topic of debate. Goalie equipment has evolved in some ways that would seem unimaginable for the original goaltenders, and to such new lengths that it is not only bigger in size, but also weighs about 20 pounds lighter, due to new technologies. Goalie masks have been introduced, and chest protectors have become extremely
Cornhole bags, as they are played over time, begin to degrade. The corn inside the bags takes a beating when thrown repeatedly during game play. Often times the game is played on blacktop or concrete. This increases the speed in which the bags
The first reason people should play baseball is because it makes you strong. Baseball makes you strong in many different places, including your arms, legs, and heart. “Swinging a bat, throwing the ball, and catching the ball are good ways to build arm strength,” says Robert Reichert in his, “What Are
The sport of football has many risks and dangers; however, if the protective gear of the players had more padding, than the players would be more protected. The padding would create a small barrier between colliding players and would absorb some of the force from the tackle. In the article, “High School Football’s Benefits Outweigh the Risks,” Ed. Riley
For the last eight years, softball has shaped my life and taught me many things about leadership, sportsmanship, and how to work as a team. Softball has always made me happy, it’s not just the sport that makes me happy, but it’s the place that I get to go and the people that I get to play it with. Every time I’m on the field or in the cages I feel the most content. The softball field and cages are my sanctuary.
The day I had been waiting for for so long had finally arrived; the first day of the high school lacrosse season was finally here. That day was the day I needed to prove to my coaches that I deserved to be on the varsity team after not making it at tryouts. That day was a scrimmage at High Velocity, we were scheduled to play four games all in one day, against Saline, Okemos, Brighton, and Belleville.
I like to spend my time outdoors, playing softball; it’s very important to be outside because you can enjoy the nature’s God has given us. Being outside is very soothing; it helps to focus on the important things in life. Nature is like a second home to humans. We can survive on our own in nature because we can live on the resources that are provided by nature.
A field shaped like a diamond followed by a meadow of grass. Sixty foot base paths that surrounds the infield in a counterclockwise direction. A batting count of three balls and two strikes. Three outs total in all seven innings of pure determined, back and forth softball between two teams. This place has been my home for years. I play softball because of the love I have for the game, and because of the feeling that takes my breath away every time I step onto the field. The softball field at Glendale Community College is now my new home for the next two years.
After release, a softball pitcher is about 37 feet away from the batter. With a ball coming back off of the bat at speeds over 80 mph, the pitcher has 0.29 seconds or less to react to the hit and protect her body As a pitcher, I have felt the pain that has come from not being able to react quick enough. Bruises and knots on my knee, shin, ankle and stomach are a stark reminder to the dangers.
It is a common belief in Major-League baseball that a pitch limit for a starting pitcher is needed to reduce chances of injury. The idea of a pitch limit was first recommended by James Andrews, perhaps the most credible expert on Tommy John surgery. “James Andrews, the renowned orthopedic surgeon, suggested 100 -- a ballpark figure -- in a 1999 study titled "Elbow Injuries in Young Baseball Players" with James Whiteside. Even 17 years later, this study is still frequently cited” (FoxSports.com, 2016). Dr. Andrews did this for a variety of reasons. For one, it limits stress on the arm. In 2004, Baseball Prospectus came out with a formula they had used to measure “Pitcher Abuse Points”, or the amount of stress that is put on a pitcher’s arm
Almost everyone makes a goal for the new year; not many people accomplish their goal. The people who keep their goal most likely had a plan for completion. This year, I have created a goal for myself; I want to challenge myself to be the best athlete I can be.
The original game of Lacrosse originated from the American Indians. It started during the European contact, this was around 1492. The rules were simple, that the ball may not be touched by hand while throwing and catching the ball with netted rackets, trying to make it in the net for a goal. These rules were created by the tribes Seneca and Mohawks in the year of 1763. Back then they sometimes would use Lacrosse to toughen up young boys who were going to go fight for their country.
The sport that I came to the conclusion to use as my favorite sport would have to be Skate boarding. Skate boarding came out in 1958 and since that day people young and old get out there and shows their stuff. No matter how good or how bad you are. To start out I would like to bring out some of the great skate boarders of all time. Then I would like to discuss different type of skating terrain.