Physical and Health Education

Non-contact sports all you need to know

Non-contact sports are those sports where participants should have no possible means of impact, such as sprinting, swimming, darts, snookers where players use separate lanes or take turns of play.

Examples of Non-contact Sports

The following are examples of non-contact sports:

  1. Darts
  2. Snooker
  3. Chess
  4. Swimming
  5. Gymnastics
  6. Tennis
  7. Table tennis
  8. Badminton

Benefits of Non-contact Sports

The benefits of non-contact sports include the following:

  1. It brings about critical and constructive thinking
  2. It relaxes the muscles of the body
  3. There is greater control over injuries risk
  4. Help in the development of speed and free movement of the body.
  5. Participating in non-contact sports, could wipe stress and live a healthy life.
  6. It exercises all parts of the body
  7. It is for fun and entertainment

Basic Skills and Techniques in Non-contact Sports

The basic skills in non contact sports include the following:

Swimming Skills Performance (Styles)

The following skills are used in swimming:

  1. Front crawl
  2. Breast stroke
  3. Butterfly
  4. Back stroke
  5. Earliest swimming style, dog paddle
  6. Fastest swimming style, front crawl

Style that can be performed on land, front crawl

Basic Skills in Gymnastics

The basic skills in gymnastics include;

  1. The stance
  2. The approach run or run up
  3. The take-off
  4. The flight or clearance
  5. The landing
  6. The recovery

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