Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Light, Regular or Heavy Sports?

Earlier this blog has tried to understand sports in terms of their constructiveness versus destructiveness and how - sometimes old - patterns of underlying ideas fit into modern school systems.

This blog has also called for a sport declaration system - in line with how the government regulates how food is labeled. The same should be in place for sports - so parents and kids for instance are informed about the exercise benefit from, for instance, softball versus soccer.

Today we raise the question about Light, Regular or Heavy sports. What is that? Well we do not know. But we think that a badminton player must be classified in the Light category and an American football player in the Heavy group. A long distance runner belongs to the Light group and an ice hockey player in the Heavy group. Baseball and soccer players probably both belongs to the regular group of sports.

How to determine what is light, regular or heavy? Maybe by using a formula that counts both player BMI and total weight (or expenses) of player equipment; like protective gear and the objects the players use like helmets, bats, sticks, balls etc?
Would it bring on any benefits using the classification system of sports in three categories as light, regular and heavy? We are not sure - but we do think that it would make sports a bit easier to understand for parents. It also appear natural that the very youngest start their sport careers with mainly lighter sports?
Then, Floorballcentral is not large fans of classification ideas. Sometimes the idea to pick things apart and label them accordingly into group are not perfect or the best way to create full understanding.

So, no, we do not have a conclusion on this one.
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