Sport plays a huge role in our everyday life. Whether it's physically, mentally or spiritually, sport has a big impact on anyone's life, especially, to the average sport fan.
As we discussed in class, I've gone through the Role Transitional Model. Primary Socialization is when I started to play sports at a very young age. In organized leagues I've skated, played soccer, played basketball and played baseball. Re-socialization, I was able to transfer my skills in the sports above to each other. De-socialization, unfortunately, happened a few times where I was out on the sidelines with usually an ankle sprain or wrist sprain. Fortunately, I never had a very serious injury and have to go through adverse socialization.
Personally, sport has a great impact on my own life and I owe many thanks to sports. Ever since I was little, I was always involved in some sport or another. The people I've met through sports have led me to new experiences, new lifestyles and new opportunities. Today, I still keep in touch with many of my former teammates. I have met some really great people, whether it is my own teammates or professional athletes. When I was little and living in the States, I met a guy named Grant Hill. He used to play for Detroit Pistons. My friend's dad had extremely good connections and luckily I was able to eat dinner with him and see a basketball game. He told me his story and actually seemed interested in what I had to say. Grant Hill gave me new appreciation for basketball. Besides the people I've met, the sport itself has influenced me greatly. Participating in sport allows me to feel better about myself. It's a great stress reliever and lets you stay fit. I am more outgoing and I owe it a lot to sports. Not only has my life been influenced by sports, but it also controls it. Just about every job I've had has been related to sports. Now, I