Contact and Non-contact Sports

Physical and Health Education J.S.S 1 Second Term



Contact and Non-contact Sports

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Differentiate between contact and non-contact sport.
  2. List examples of contact and non-contact sports.


Contact Sports

Contact sports are sports in which players may directly or indirectly have physical contact with an opponent. Some sports, such as martial arts, are scored on impacting on an opponent, while others, including rugby football, require tackling of players for the game to be played fully. These sports are often known as full-contact, as the sport cannot be undertaken without contact.

The contact in contact sports can also include impact via a piece of sporting equipment, such as being struck by a hockey stick or football or an athletic contest which involves a significant.... View More

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