Being focused in sport involves staying in the present moment and not letting anything of the past distract you. To understand the role of sport in contemporary popular culture; it is of great importance to consider overlapping as well as interconnected distinct sets of practices, which include participation and spectatorship.
Participation and Spectatorship: Playing sport by participating fully is fundamentally important to a sportsperson’s career. Sport is tradition, which starts as early as high school. It is through sport that many individual sportsmen and women have made it through in life. Focus in sports, including football, running, cycling, rugby, martial arts, wrestling, and extreme sports among others that have seen the rise of the world’s most renowned athletes and sportsmen and women. Each time an athlete is presented with a gold medal after winning a race is a sensational moment in his or her life. World records are made every season, which find their way into the books of history. Sport success is made possible by the fans. For instance, most of the world’s club football success is dependent on the focus of the fans on the games. The focus of the fans is what makes extreme sportsperson do the unthinkable.
Sport in Clubs: Sport has a longer history as a community practice and an important practice for the development of community identity. Through sport the world has been able to form a central cultural practice, such as the FIFA World Cup, Tour de France, and the Olympics. Sport plays an important role in developing as well as maintaining community identity at the national, regional and international levels. Sports such as big wave surfing in Hawaii and bull running in Spain have developed over the years as a means of confirming and expressing community identity. At the grass root level, club sport has formed a noticeable aspect of culture and of young people’s experience of growing up as sportsmen and women. Focus in sport has resulted into different sporting categories. For instance, men are more engaged in soccer, including the fans; while women are more engaged in netball.
The Fruitful Side of Youth Sport: The emphasis that youth places in sport as a vehicle to achieve goals related to the enjoyment of the activity is great. Youths have been able to break world records, rewrite history every now and then, and receive numerous internal rewards. Success in sport leads to increased social status, for the athlete/ player and the fans. A successful athlete in high school or college may win a valuable scholarship. As far as parents are concerned, youth sport provides the means to live happily through the accomplishments of their boys and girls. A better path; however, is observed if a sportsperson accepts that lifetime participation in sport is important. You can begin by thinking of youth sport as a general education instead of preparing for a particular career.
As you have seen, through sports one has the power of achieving so much in life. Being a sportsperson is a virtue that not everyone has in the world; therefore, when you are blessed with it, you need to place all your focus on it. Many athletes from different countries meet every now and then in the Olympics, each with different talent. The achievements of each athlete are dependent on how well one has prepared for whatever sport he or she is good at. Focus helps with perfection, and it is through perfection that one is able to rise up in the world’s sports. So, focusing in sport is much more than just signing for a particular club or representing your country in particular games.