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  • Pedagogical Approach Analysis

    Introduction Singapore physical education is moving away from skills-based approach where pupils are placed in rote learning situations like drills and skill practices where execution are done without understanding the rationale and link to actual games. To resolve the pupil 's perceived impression of skill learning for games as tiresome and boring, games concept approach (GCA) is identified as the preferred pedagogical approach. GCA aims to see improvement in the pupils ' ability to learn and…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Sport Of Softball

    All my life I've grown up watching my older sister play the game of softball. Being the little sister, I looked up to her and always wanted to mirror her every move. From the clothes she wore to the way she walked. But the best thing I ever did was mirror the way she played softball. She pushed me to be at the top of my game and play every game like it was my last. As she played high school softball I dreamt of playing second base and wearing her jersey. And that's exactly what I did. Four…

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  • Jackie Robinson's Overcoming Obstacles

    siblings, one sister and 3 brothers. Jackie Robinson married Rachel Robinson in 1946. Jackie was born in Cairo, Georgia. Jackie became the first black player in the major leagues. Jackie signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie’s last appearance at a baseball game was October 10, 1956. He has 137 home runs and his batting average is .311. Jackie was born into a poor family. He was the youngest of the five. Jackie went to John Muir High School, playing varsity level sports. Branch Ricky chose…

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  • College Admissions Essay: My True Passion In Sports

    Over the years I have gained a true passion for sports. It is something I do everyday. Without sports I am in a nonstop cycle of boredom. Now, I didn’t just magically pick up a baseball one day threw it around. I had to learn and practice consistently or I would not excel at any sport. To learn I needed a coach. This coach is someone very special to me, my dad. There is so much praise for how my dad has taught me all about sports. Ever since I was born, he wanted me to be an athlete. This is…

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  • Jonathan Mahler's 'Ladies And Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Burning'

    Jonathan Mahler, writer of the book, “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning,” discusses the political, economical, and social fall of New York in 1977. The term originated in 1972 after a documentary series episode of the same title was aired. The term became more socially recognized during the 1977 World Series game where the New York Yankees faced the Los Angles Dodgers. Helicopter camera views show video clips of actual fires during the arson breakout caused by the economic fall of the…

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  • Bernard Malamud The Natural Analysis

    The Peculiar Character of Judge Goodwill Banner The novel “The Natural” by Bernard Malamud is a story about a character named Roy Hobbs and his unique experience with major league baseball. Roy interacts with many unique characters through the story, however Judge Goodwill Banner stands out amongst all of the others. Through Judge Goodwill Banner Malamud tells a deep story. In the story the Judge servers to be a constant presence over the club while still remaining somewhat mysterious. The…

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  • My Softball Career

    The sun was beating down on my back, sweat dripping down my already terrified face. I was about to make one of the most important phone calls of my life to date. This one, single phone call was the make or break point of my future college softball career. It was the call to one of my dream schools. The call where I would accept my offer from Campbell University to play Division I softball. For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of playing college softball. The dream was due to my…

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  • Pool Play Narrative

    I have been playing all morning. The battle for the rings softball tournament. All morning I have been playing at 3rd base. I'm the starting 3rd baseman. At 3rd you have to think because you do a lot and I think what's happening in the game. Sometimes I think too much, when I get in my head I tense up. I always do it. I play well at 3rd, I have made some well plays. One time we were playing this one team and they are known for being tricky. There was no one on base and our pitcher walked…

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  • Billy Rodriguez: A Short Story

    One day Billy Rodriguez the high school baseball player was hitting some batting practice. He was hitting well but only ever had warning track power, he could never seem to get the ball over the fence. Billy’s hitting coach Mark McGuire said “Hey Billy, I’ve ben noticing you have been having a little trouble with your power. I have a way you’ll get into the majors for sure.” “What is it Billy asked? I’ll do anything to go pro!” Billy said enthusiastically. “Here take these needles, they’re…

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  • The Dangers Of Jackie Robinson And The Civil Rights Movement

    won the National League Rookie of the Year award his first season and helped the Dodgers to the National League championship – the first of his six trips to the World Series. In 1949 Robinson won the league MVP award, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Despite his skill, Robinson faced a barrage of insults and threats because of his race. The courage and grace with which Robinson handled the abuses inspired a generation of African Americans to question the doctrine of…

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