ly, the planner has to take into consideration knowledge and understanding of the sport, have cognitive skills and generally approach coaching sessions from a professional perspective (Garland, Malcolm, & Rowe 2000).
The second activity, actual coaching of children, is a physical activity. This is because coaching in today’s society demands the physical input and practical participation of the coach. Giving a player the instructions to conduct an activity for instance is not as effective as actually showing them what requires to be done. As such, the coach participates as much as the players in the activities scheduled for a coaching session. This fact can be explained through the transformation of the sports arena from the early 1900 when a swimming instructor, for instance, would guide a swimming session from the sidelines of a pool and would assist a troubled swimmer, without necessary getting into the water, with a long pole. In contrast, today’s swimming instructor is always in a swim suit ready to dive into the water should the need arise. In addition to this, swimming instructors get into the water themselves during training sessions, practically illustrating the body movements necessary (Study Guide 2008).
Football has become a household name in most regions of the world. To most people, it is considered a sport since they engage in it for leisure purposes. The physical activity carried out in football serves to improve the experience in the sport as well as enhance efficiency. The major difference between a sport and a physical activity is the competitiveness involved. Physical activities are also not governed by any regulations unlike sports (Stevens 2008). Football entails teamwork, a virtue that is of importance in life, competitiveness and physical activity. In addition, the game is governed by rules set by an international body, Federation of International Football Association, FIFA.