Unit 4 Activity: High School Sports Rules

In chapter 4, Schultz discusses gender and sport. She specifically discusses rule differences in sports and how they reflected gendered differences in sport. She cites numerous examples from the history of sport.
A number of sports have different rules for men and women, and they are “gendered” when the differences relate to dominant ideas about masculinity and femininity (p. 44).
She cites numerous examples from the history of sport that shows how sports developed in very different ways for women compared to men since the late 1800s in the United States.
Task: After completing the Unit 3 reading, conduct research on sports that were played at the high school that you attended. Pick 3 sports that were played both by the girls and boys at the high school that you attended. After picking the sports, conduct some research on the rules of those sports. You can conduct an internet search of the rules of the sports in which you chose. Cite any website that you use to respond to the questions. You may use an official interscholastic sport website. For example, if you attended high school in California, you can look at the California Interscholastic Federation Website https://www.cifstate.org/landing/index
Rules may be behind a paywall. However, you should be able to complete the assignment without purchasing any rule book. Please let me know if you are having trouble.
In a Word doc, list the following information:
List the three sports that you chose
What website(s) did you use to conduct you research?
Write 250-300 that responds to the following:
What were the similarities in rules for girls and boys for the chosen sports?
What were the differences in rules for girls and boys for the chosen sports?
How are these differences gendered?
***For the strongest score, situate your findings in relation to Schultz’s arguments in the course text.*

Baseball and 9/11

Explain how baseball helped heal the emotional wounds of 9/11/01. Choose one specific example from the documentary “Nine Innings from Ground Zero” that illustrates your idea.

A radical proposal

Please carefully read the scholarly article by Ellen Staurowsky 2011 ‘A radical proposal’
I would like you to provide a 100 word report in your own words of what you think the argument/s in the paper are.
You do not need to reference the report. Importantly please provide an argument and not a summary of the paper. You may have to read the paper a few times before you are able to identify the arguments the authors make.

Shandur Polo Festival

This project/paper incorporates the core concepts learned in this course and demonstrates an understanding of Sports Event Management.
Over the course of these eight weeks you must select a sport event to attend and provide a critical assessment of the event. You must have your event approved by the end of the fourth week of the course. Your write-up of this assignment should be 8-12 pages in length, not including the title or reference page and follow the criteria below.
The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to visit a sporting event and evaluate the key elements comprising the sport experience based on information from the text and course. Your task is to apply course-related material to a real-world sport event. For this assignment, you are to attend a sporting event and perform an assessment of that event. By analyzing the event you should heighten your understanding of consumers’ reactions to the event and understand how to better manage an event that meets customers’ and sponsors’ needs.
Name of event, date, location, and other descriiptive information (e.g., website address, scanned ticket stub, flyer, other pertinent information that you see fit).
Briefly describe the event and the organization responsible for hosting the event. You should provide a background and historical perspective of the event and venue.
Conduct a detailed SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) for the following:
The organization that put on the event.
The event itself.
Describe some of the various stakeholders and their influence on the event.
Explain if there are short term benefits and long term legacies developed by this event.
Describe some of the sponsors of the event and their relationships to the event, community, organizers, etc.
While at the event, observe both the spectators and the event staff. What does the organization do well? What do they do poorly? How effectively did the organization meet customers’ needs? Do they offer what customers want? Are there ways in which the services could be managed or performed more effectively? Report your key observations.
Interview at least three customers/spectators and make note of the demographic characteristics of the people you interview (sex, race, age, etc.). You may not interview people with whom you attended the event. Try to find out what influences a person’s decision to attend the event. What really attracts customers to this event and how are they attracted to the event? Try to find out what influences customers’ overall experiences at the event. What aspects of the event do customers find most/least appealing? What aspects of the event most influence customers’ satisfaction?
Based on your observations and interviews, make some recommendations that seem appropriate for improving the overall event experience. What will keep customers and sponsors satisfied? What will it take to bring them back and encourage others? Base your recommendations on what is in the text and what you found through your interviews and your observations.
If you were to do a post-event evaluation, which method would you use and why?
Tips:
• Decide early on which event you will select.
• Do the assignment from a manager’s perspective rather than a fan’s perspective.
• Summarize your impressions by placing emphasis on the evaluation rather than mere descriiptions.
• Be sure to tie your evaluations to the things that we have learned in class.

Documentary Commentary

Watch the documentary “Fists of Freedom”
After watching the movie (by next class on Monday Sept. 12 3:59pm) post your comments and react to your classmates comments.
The documentary has many symbolic moments, political, sporting and personal stories about human rights issues, politics and the Olympics, How you reflect on those issues will determine the quality of your contribution to the discussion. Class discussions points are welcome in your comments.
Your reactions are personal and can include the content, the story, the production, the sport etc. .

Chapter review

Introduction
Brief information about the article/chapter: name, title, (if a book the tittle of the book) the introductory sentence.
Summary
The summary of the article/book chapter presenting the main points and arguments of the article/book chapter.
Critic and analysis
Present and discuss your opinion, provide a good analysis about the article/chapter and its main arguments. Use your notes and class discussions to support your analysis.
Conclusion
Summary of the main points of the article as well as your opinions/analysis.

Young women’s constructions of valued bodies: Healthy, athletic, beautiful and dieting bodies

Please carefully read the scholarly article by Kristin Walseth and Thea Tidslevoid, 2020 ‘Young women’s constructions of valued bodies: Healthy, athletic, beautiful and dieting bodies’.
I would like you to provide a 100 word report in your own words of what you think the argument/s in the paper are.
You do not need to reference the report. Importantly please provide an argument and not a summary of the paper. You may have to read the paper a few times before you are able to identify the arguments the authors make

Unit 1 Reflection Question: Why does women’s sport matter to you?

In chapter 1, Schultz explains why women’s sport matters. If you are enrolled in this course, you aspire or are simply intrigued by the world of sport, physical culture, kinesiology, or physical education. Think about your own social world or your intended profession. Why do you think sport matters for girls and women? You can reflect on your own experiences, the experiences of someone you know, or stories you follow in the broader society. Provide specific examples that you see in your lives or in your intended profession. Please write between 400 – 500 words.