Jennifer Ellison-Brown: Factors affecting performance

first_img The Weather: If the weather is hotter, colder, windier or more humid than you are accustomed to, you won’t perform to the best of your ability. Change in weather may lead to change in tactics. Altitude: At high altitudes, the air is thinner so less oxygen is taken in with each breath. If the body is not adapted to this condition, you are likely to become breathless and dizzy. However, whereas long distance events are difficult to perform at high altitudes, performance in sprinting, jumping and throwing events are enhanced. Playing surface and equipment: Performance can be affected by equipment used and surface performed on. The need for special equipment can prevent some people from taking part, thus restricting their opportunities. Equipment changes as technology influences the design and materials used for increasing durability and performance e.g. boots are lighter and more flexible than before, Running shoes provide more support and protection in the ability to absorb and disperse shock. If you are used to performing on one type of surface, there can be a dramatic change in performance level if you have to adapt suddenly to another. The body and mind affect each other and the environment affects both. Therefore, all three combined will tremendously impact performance. If they are all at their best, optimum performance will be achieved. PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS Skill: The more skillful you are, the more likely you are to perform well. Fitness: Once the physical fitness components are satisfied, the performance will be better. Physique: You will perform better at an activity that suits your Somatotype (ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph) Age and gender: If an activity depends on strength and speed, the performance will be better at 25 years than 40 years. However, for some activities such as golf age is less important than experience. Age and gender (whether male or female) affects your capacities. Natural physical capacities begin to deteriorate sometimes at age 25. Body composition: Carrying extra weight (over fat) is not good for performance. Illness and injury: Injury and illness can ruin performances. It is best to stay away from the activity. An injury will only get worse. Diet: Diet affects health, which in turn will affect your fitness. What and when you eat before an event will also affect your performance. Drugs: Some drugs improve performance in short term but have long term damaging effects. Athletes can be banned for using performance enhancing drugs. Socially accepted drugs such as alcohol and cigarettes impair performance. Performances are snapshots of what is learned, combined with all the factors affecting us at the same time. Performance levels go up and down constantly depending on how we feel, the weather and interactions with other people. Everyone competes at different levels. The higher the level, the more important these factors become. Therefore, how well you perform in an event or any sport will depend on the following factors. Personality: Some sports suit some personalities (introvert, extrovert). Everybody has their own distinctive character formed as a result of a complex unique to them and their personal history. Performance will be better in sports that fit personality. Motivation: This involves a sense of purpose, commitment and determination which comes from inside (intrinsic). Every performer needs this to do well. Sometimes the motivation comes from outside (extrinsic) and must be valued by the performer for it to have an effect. Arousal: There must be a general mental preparation to action, which is focused and sustained at the optimum point at which the performance is at its very best (psyched up). However, it is important to remain in control and not to pass the optimum level (psyche out) where performance declines under pressure (stress, worry, self doubt, anxiety). Stress: Any stressful situation ( injury, family issues etc … ) or other reasons than participation in the activity, is likely to impair performance. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORSlast_img read more

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Man killed when car goes off 101 Freeway

first_imgThe parked car belonged to Leonor Gonzalez, who lives in a condo in the complex. She was making a phone call when she heard a crash and smelled smoke. “I came running and hoped that he missed my car, but it didn’t,” she said. Her red 2001 Toyota Corolla, almost hit in a previous crash in the parking lot, had a crushed engine compartment. The man’s sedan rested on its side, wheels pointed toward Gonzalez’s headlights. The body of the victim, covered with a sheet, lay by its crushed hood. “Good God almighty,” said Gary Paul, a salesman who has lived in the building for more than a year. “This happened in the exact same place just a few months ago.” WOODLAND HILLS – An 82-year-old Woodland Hills man was killed Monday when his car flew off the Ventura Freeway and into a parking garage, authorities said. The man, who was not identified pending notification of his family, died at the scene of the 4:25 p.m. crash near the Shoup Avenue exit. Nobody else was injured. A 27-year-old Oakland woman was heading north on the 101 Freeway when she attempted to change lanes and collided with the 82-year-old man’s car, police said. His car veered off the freeway, careened down an embankment, crashed through brush and a chain-link fence, and plowed into a car parked in the garage in the 22100 block of Burbank Boulevard. (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Student arrested at North Peace Secondary School

Mwalala wary of ‘wounded tigers’ Gor Mahia

first_img0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala gives instructions to his players at half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex on August 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 – Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala expects a tougher test from champions Gor Mahia when the two sides clash in the opening weekend of the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League season on Saturday afternoon at the Mbaraki Complex.K’Ogalo visit the same ground on which their 2018 season unblemished record was tarnished by the dockers who went through with a 2-1 victory on August 7. “We beat them here last season and I expect them to come out all guns blazing and seeking revenge. They come in here like wounded tigers and I know it will not be an easy game but we are ready for them. Yes, the coach is different but Zedekiah (Otieno) is still there and the ideologies have not changed. They will still be a tough team,” the tactician noted.Bandari had a brilliant end to the campaign last season finishing at second spot, their highest ever finish in top flight football and Mwalala who joined in mid-season from nzoia Sugar was an integral part of the run.He knows expectations are high on his side after their stellar run, but also concedes that finally, teams will give them the respect they need.Bandari inflicted Gor Mahia their first loss of the 2018 season at the Mbaraki Complex on August 7“Other people will now approach us with caution because they know we are a strong team and we are no longer underdogs. But again, it will make things tougher because everyone will come in wanting to beat us,” the tactician stated.A huge advantage he has is that the team has not changed much from that season and they have been able to retain all their key players.On top of that, they have made minor additions with defender Brian Otieno and goalkeeper Mustafa Oduor joining from Mwalala’s former stable in Nzoia while youngster Moses Mudavadi has been signed from St. Anthony’s High School in Kitale.The team has also had a productive pre-season and apart from friendly games in Mombasa, the team travelled for a week-long pre-season camp in Zanzibar where they also engaged in friendly games.“We have had a very good pre-season and we have trained very well. The management has given us all the necessary support to prepare and we feel that we are ready. We have worked on our weaknesses from last season and we are good to go,” added the coach.Bandari FC defender Nicholas Mejja pressures Tusker’s David Gateri during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on August 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMwalala will miss the services of winger Darius Msagha and defender Nicholas Mejja for the Gor Mahia tie. Msagha is yet to recover from a hamstring injury he picked at the last game of last season while Mejja twisted his knee in training on Tuesday.They will be fresher for the tie compared to Gor who only returned to Nairobi on Thursday night from their CAF Champions League first round assignment against Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets in Blantyre and have had only a day to rest and recover.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Lampard appointed Chelsea manager

first_img0Shares0000Frank Lampard was appointed Chelsea head coach on Thursday, confirming a dramatic return for one of the club’s greatest ever players © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 4 – Frank Lampard has accepted the challenge of taking over Chelsea just one year into his managerial career as the return of the club’s record goalscorer to Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Thursday.Chelsea’s latest managerial search following Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus has seen a change of tack, with sentiment backed over a stellar coaching CV. In response to Sarri’s sour relationship with the Chelsea support, Roman Abramovich has turned to a fans’ favourite to ease the Londoners through what could be a difficult season of transition.That decision is a risky one for both. Lampard lacks experience and could see his burgeoning reputation as a coach burned at a club where no manager has lasted long under Abramovich.However, his appointment hints at a change of approach by the Blues.Lampard’s one campaign at Derby led the Rams to the brink of a return to the Premier League, only to fall short in the Championship play-off final against Aston Villa.But his season in England’s second tier showed a willingness and ability to develop young players, including some of Chelsea’s academy products, that made him a perfect fit for the current state of affairs at Stamford Bridge.– Midfield goal machine –As a player, Lampard joined Chelsea just before the wave of Abramovich investment swept the club into its most successful era.He scored an incredible 211 goals from midfield and won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League among a 13-trophy haul.Yet Chelsea are no longer the Premier League’s big spenders.Abramovich’s interest has wained since his UK visa was not renewed last year and even the riches of a Russian billionaire have been overtaken by Abu Dhabi’s backing of Manchester City.Indeed, it is unlikely Chelsea will be able to spend anything on new recruits this summer as they serve a two-window transfer ban.And their best player of recent times has also gone after Eden Hazard completed a 100-million euro ($114 million) move to Real Madrid.The transfer ban, coupled with the loss of Hazard, should temper expectations and presents an opportunity for the kind of culture change the club’s hierarchy have wanted for some time.John Terry, who made his debut in 1998, remains the last Chelsea academy graduate to become a first team regular.Lampard used his Chelsea contacts to take Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount on loan at Derby last season where both excelled.Other returning loanees such as Tammy Abraham and Reece James are also expected to get their chance as Chelsea plug the gaps in their squad.“The transfer ban is probably not what the club wanted but for us it is exciting,” said Abraham when playing for England at the recent European under-21 championship.“There will never be a better time to play the youngsters. This year is the most important year for us. It is now or never.”Should Chelsea’s youth finally be given a chance, 19-year-old England international Callum Hudson-Odoi might also be more likely to extend his contract beyond 2020, despite interest from Bayern Munich.Lampard’s assistant, Jody Morris, also has extensive knowledge of the Chelsea youth system, having been a key figure at the club’s academy prior to joining Lampard at Derby last summer.Petr Cech, another familiar face of Chelsea’s rise under Abramovich, has been appointed the new technical and performance advisor.Chelsea described one of the former goalkeeper’s primary tasks as to “facilitate strong links between our men’s and academy teams.”However, the history of Abramovich’s time in charge suggests patience is not one of his virtues.Chelsea finished 26 points behind City last season and only stumbled into the top four thanks to the faltering form of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.Without Hazard, Lampard and a young squad will need time to rebuild. Whether Abramovich will for once be happy to forgo instant success for a longer term approach remains to be seen.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sanchez’s bill easily passes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Under the Bush administration, the Department of Justice has limited payments, stipulating that states and localities can only be reimbursed for the cost of incarcerating criminal undocumented residents if the person is eventually convicted of a crime, Sanchez said. That makes many of the costs associated with pre-trial detention ineligible for reimbursement. DEADLINE NEARING: Tuesday is the deadline to request absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election. Absentee ballots may be requested by filling out the vote-by-mail application on the back cover of the sample ballot booklet or by letter addressed to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Absentee Voter Section, P.O. Box 30450, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450. You can also go to the Registrar-Recorder’s Office Web site,, click on the absentee voting page and fill out an absentee ballot application online or go in person to the office, 12400 Imperial Highway, third floor, Room 3002, Norwalk. LUNCH WITH POLITICIANS: The Whittier Boys & Girls Club is more than $5,000 wealthier thanks to Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, and Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, said Samantha Ridout, its executive director. Each auctioned off lunches with themselves and a tour of the state Capitol. Calderon’s deal even included airfare to Sacramento. EDUCATION BRIEFING: Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, will provide an update on education issues in the state Legislature from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Yorba Linda Education Center, 4999 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda. For information, call Huff’s office at (909) 860-5560. REPUBLICAN MEETING: Retired Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, vice chairman for Move America Forward, will speak at the 11 a.m. Nov. 2 meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner at (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. ANTI-GANG MEETING: Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk, will hold a “Plain Talk for Parents” meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at the Artesia High School gymnasium, 12108 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood. Information will be given to empower parents to help their teens resist the temptation of getting involved with the wrong crowd or experimenting with drugs. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; or e-mail ——— IT’S POLITICS160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. The House Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed Rep. Linda Sanchez’s bill to allow states and localities to be reimbursed for some of the costs of incarcerating criminal undocumented residents before and during trial. “States and counties shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden of incarcerating criminal aliens because of failures in the federal government’s border policy,” said Sanchez, D-Lakewood. “\ will give states and localities more opportunities for reimbursement from the federal government so they aren’t forced to release suspects early just because they can’t afford to keep them in custody.” last_img read more

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Man United vs Newcastle: Confirmed line-ups and live commentary stream

first_imgConfirmed line-ups no dice It’s going to be a fascinating match and one which could have a huge impact for both teams and both managers in this cut-throat English top-flight.Where can you listen?talkSPORT brings you full commentary of Manchester United vs Newcastle, kick-off 5:30pm (UK time). Click here for Manchester United vs Newcastle live stream 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho What are the managers saying?Jose Mourinho (Manchester United): “I know we are in the beginning of October and we look to tables all around Europe and in many of the leagues the tables in September, October, they don’t reflect what is going to happen in a few months later or even in the end of the season.“But we are in a position that we can do much better than that and to do that we need points – points that we lost especially in the last two Premier League matches, with one point out of six.“And we know that to improve that position, we need to win these three points. But we know that our opponent for different reasons also need the points.“Very, very, very good coach, a team that is always very well organised against especially the teams of the first part of the table, where their manager is very bright on his analysis of the opponent’s qualities and to try and stop them.“The results they had against the top teams didn’t get them points yet this season but gave them very, very close results and very difficult matches for the opposition, so we expect a difficult match.” Latest Premier League News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won tense Manchester United players celebrate scoring in the same fixture last season. huge blow It’s been a tiring few weeks for Manchester United but they have the perfect chance to return to winning ways when they face another troubled Premier League side, Newcastle, on Saturday evening – LIVE on talkSPORT.Manager Jose Mourinho’s press conference, a truncated three-minute long affair, painted a picture of a man desperate for victory but knowing the Magpies are going to fight hard too given their current plight. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Will Benitez see out the season in charge of Newcastle? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining REAL DEAL center_img 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker silverware TEAM NEWSHere’s how Newcastle United will line up for today’s @premierleague game against @ManUtd at Old Trafford. #NUFC— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 6, 2018 REVEALED 🚨 Time for #MUFC team news! 🚨Live updates in our official app:— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 6, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Rafael Benitez (Newcastle United): “In all my time in England, I don’t remember any fragile Manchester United team. All of them have been really strong every year with good managers, good players, so I don’t see any fragile Manchester United team.“I can see a team that everyone was expecting to be higher, but it’s a question of time, like us.“Who is at the top of the table in the Premier League? The three teams who spent more money than anyone. Who is at the bottom of the table? Teams that didn’t spend so much money.“That is a normal situation.” deals Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED 3last_img read more

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first_imgMORE THAN 100 family and friends are getting ready to make the journey from Lettermacaward to Wembley to support Carl McHugh this Sunday.The Bradford City player – whose side take on Swansea in the Capital One League Cup final – says he has already sent 111 tickets home to Donegal!“It’s a big number, but it’s not just family,” said Carl. “There are some friends too. My mum and dad have sorted it all out and people have just given the money to them, so at least I haven’t had to pay for them. That would be about a year’s wages for me!“The majority are from Donegal and there are a few others from around the country, who I’ve played football with down the years.“It’s great for everyone to come over. I tried my best to make sure that anyone who wants to go could buy a ticket.”“All the people there are really looking forward to it. From what my family are saying about it, there has been a lot of hype about the final. That’s great and it gives the whole place a lift.” The 20-year-old says that he always dreamed of playing at Croke Park – but never Wembley.“I played Gaelic football and that was my main sport until I was about 11 or 12,” McHugh said.“Gaelic is my first love, but I stopped completely just before I went to Reading.“I used to dream of playing in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park, but I think playing in a cup final at Wembley could be better.” REVEALED: FROM LETTERMACAWARD TO WEMBLEY FOR 111 FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CARL was last modified: February 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:REVEALED: FROM LETTERMACAWARD TO WEMBLEY FOR 111 FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CARLlast_img read more

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first_imgChristmas comes early to the Mount Errigal…. but is it too early?THEY’VE gone Christmas Crackers at a top Donegal hotel.The Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny stunned guests today….by putting up the festive Christmas tree.This picture snatched by a Donegal Daily reader shows staff members Orla and Benny (we read their name tags!) putting the finishing touches to the tree. A spokeswoman for the hotel confirmed there was loads of Christmas cheer there today.“We are just excited about the party season and we haven’t had any complaints yet,” she insisted. ARE THEY CRACKERS? DONEGAL HOTEL PUTS UP CHRISTMAS TREE…WITH 51 DAYS TO GO was last modified: November 4th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas Treemount errigal hotel letterkennylast_img read more

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Cranes enter reidential camp as AFCON preps take shape

first_imgThe Uganda Cranes are preparing for the upcoming AFCON tournament in Egypt. (File Photo)KAMPALA – The Uganda Men’s National football team, the Cranes have entered residential camp on Monday, May 13th, as they start preparations for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.A preliminary squad of 19 players entered camp at the Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, where they will stay for two weeks before they are trimmed.During the camp, they will play two build-up games. One will come against the COSAFA bound Cranes on Thursday 23rd while the second will be against an unnamed opponent two days later.After the games, it is then that head coach Sebastien Desabre will announce his 26 man squad for the Abudhabi camp from which the final 23 players who will be at the AFCON will be named.Before flying to Egypt, the Cranes will play two more friendlies with one coming against an unnamed opponent on 9th June and the other against Ivory Coast on the 15th of the same month.Monday was highlighted by Desabre’s media-meet where he made an official communication about the camp and also answered several questions.While answering some of the questions posed to him, Desabre stressed that they are monitoring all players and that the country should not be worried about players who are currently not active.“After the Tanzania game, we put in place a methodology to monitor all players like Hassan Wasswa and Walusimbi Godfrey where we get routine feedback about their progress on fitness levels, said the Frenchman.“We have also been monitoring players who were recovering from an injury like Sadam Juma and Moses Waiswa.“For me, the most important issue is preparing the boys to get ready for the game, continued Desabre.“Our job is to prepare players for the official date which is 22nd June 2019.“Many players had their seasons end early and I’m sure they don’t share the same fitness levels but then we shall prepare them for the six weeks we are to spend with them and by the time of the first game, they will all be on the level.Desabre speaking to the media on Monday. (FUFA Photo)When asked whether he will be in charge of both the AFCON and COSAFA squad, Desabre had this to say;“I can’t take charge of the two teams. We have coaches who were appointed to take charge of the COSAFA team and those are Abdallah Mubiru as head coach assisted by Morley Byekwaso, Sadiq Wassa as the goalkeeping coach while Geoffrey Massa as Team Coordinator.A second team that will feature as a guest at the 2019 COSAFA Championship in South Africa was summoned last week. The COSAFA squad features players playing in both the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League.The team will start training on the 15th of this month (May) at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.To complete the squad, some players from the initial preliminary AFCON Squad will be considered for COSAFA tournament if they don’t travel to the United Arab Emirates.At the championship, Uganda will start at the quarter-finals stage facing Lesotho.Players who have reported to Camp at Kabira Country club and later trained at Mandela National Stadium, NamboleGoalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), James Alitho (URA FC).Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town FC), Disan Galiwango (Express FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached), Awanyi Timothy (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Mujuzi Mustafa (Proline FC).Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Churchill Brothers), Hassan Wasswa (unattached), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC).Forwards: Daniel Isiagi (Al Nassr FC- Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Juma Balinya (Police FC), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC), Dan Mzee Sserunkuma (Vipers).Total AFCON 2O19Group A-Egypt-Democratic Republic of Congo-Uganda-ZimbabweFixtures at AFCON22/6/2019: Democratic Republic of Congo Vs Uganda26/6/2019: Uganda Vs Zimbabwe30/6/2019: Uganda Vs EgyptComments Tags: AFCON 2019COSAFA 2019Sebastien DesabretopUganda Craneslast_img read more

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