PERFORMANCE AFFECTING FACTORS

Remember it!

Remember it!

  • Drugs, age, psychological factors and technology can all affect can athlete’s performance.
  • When athletes use illegal drugs in an attempt to make their performance better it’s known as doping.
  • There are five main doping classes: simulants, anabolic steroids, diuretics, narcotic analgesics, peptides and hormones.
  • Blood doping and beta blockers are also banned.
  • Some social drugs, both legal and illegal, are banned from sporting events.
  • Age can affect what sports individual can take part in.
  • As someone ages it’s harder for them to perform as well due to a number of physiological changes.
  • Regular training can help slow down these effects but can’t stop them.
  • Motivation is important in sport and good feedback can help increase arousal.
  • Being anxious or annoyed can cause tension in the body.
  • Extroverted personalities are more attracted to open skilled games and require high arousal whereas introverted people need less arousal and are attracted to closed skilled games.
  • Some sports require direct aggression and some indirect aggression.
  • Advances in technology have improved the materials sport equipment is made out of, sporting facilities, and monitoring equipment.

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Some top tips!

Make a copy of the Remember It! Section and put in a place that you often look at. i.e. front of a journal, next to a mirror, on a kitchen cupboard door, etc. That way you can do some cheeky PE revision whilst doing those things you have to do!

Always print out mock exam papers, that way it allows you to give yours eyes a rest from the computer screen and you can replicate exam conditions.

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