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Know Your Sport Challenge

4. Player Profile

Introduction

Task Page

Process

1. History of the Sport

2. Outline of the Game

3. Club Profile

4. Player Profile

5. Fitness Requirements

Description

Select a player of your choice and profile him/her using the following headings:

Key Headings

  • Playing ability – explain what attributes the player possesses that allow him/her to perform at your chosen level (local, national, international).
  • Physical Profile – height, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Achievements within the sports
  • People who have been the biggest influences on him/her
  • Other sport he/she played when younger
  • “A day in the life” – Brief outline of an average day in your players life

Guidelines

    • If the player is playing for a local club, it may be possible to interview him/her using the interview sheet. This will allow you to gather much of the information. A 15 minute interview can provide vast amounts of information.
    • A lot of players have had books written about them. Accessing and reading parts of these can provide you with fantastic information.
    • This information is easily accessed over the internet, use the search engine Google and enter the players name into the flashing box.
    • Look at the examples below of 3 different sportspeople.
    • Try to phrase the information in your own words

Resources

Websites about your chosen sportsperson
Books about your chosen sportsperson
Interview with the player if he/she is local, using the interview sheet

 

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