contact sport


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A sport in which the players have a range of contact with either each other or with inanimate objects. Because the term is non-specific, and encompasses a range of kinetics, the term contact sport has been divided into full contact (collision), semi-contact, limited contact, and non-contact sports

contact sport

Sports medicine A sport in which body contact either is an integral component of the sport–eg, boxing, football, martial arts, rugby, wrestling, or commonly occurs while engaged in the sport–eg, basketball, hockey, lacrosse. See Blood sports.

contact sport

sport in which forceful contact between opponents is an integral and frequent factor, e.g. boxing, rugby.
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ONE of the country's fastest-growing contact sports is set to take centre stage on Tyneside.
The contact sport athletes experienced an average of 469 head impacts during the season.
As to the player defendants, the supreme court recited the Illinois general rule that "every person owes a duty of ordinary care to guard against injuries to others," (32) but reaffirmed its holding in Pfister that a participant injured in a contact sport may only recover from a coparticipant if the injury resulted from intentional or willful and wanton conduct.
Female participation in rugby in the US, however, seems to run counter to this historical exclusion of women from contact sport because women and girls' participation in rugby continues to increase.
I love that it's a contact sport, I like getting in there,'' she said.
In addition, she investigates baseball despite its problematic designation as a contact sport.
DUFFY DAUGHERTY, the late Michigan State coaching icon: "Football is not a contact sport.
For example, Kemler (1988) found levels of reactive aggression to be higher in contact sport athletes than in non-contact sport athletes, and Brown and Davies (1978) found a greater acceptance of violence among contact sport athletes than non-contact sport athletes.
Pre-conference workshops include the ACA Standards Course, Equestrian-Vaulting, Bob Ditter -- Camp is a Contact Sport, Food Protection Management, and NAA Level One Archery Instructor.
If ever there was a reminder that football, as a contact sport, can be dangerous, Bender's horrific experience highlighted it.
And any contact sport where you have finely tuned, incredibly fit athletes throwing themselves around at breakneck speed, injuries do occur.
First, the plaintiff argued that the contact sports exception did not apply to him because he was not a "participant" in a contact sport.