Young and Reckless Dream – E-Sports | Track and Field

Even E-sports has been officially recognized as a sport project, it is still full of controversies. How long does E-sports far away from the wild recognition of the public and from the traditional sports?Current: the co-existence of difficulties and hopeOn July 22, 2014, Newbee won the T14 and gained five million dollars as an award, which causes a sensation. Such a large number of bonus even attracted the attention of many traditional print media. Electronic sports expanded its impacts by this chance successfully. On the other hand, some opinions of media workers reflected the thoughts of the general public: Playing games can earn money too? It shows that electronic sports still have a long way to go if it wants to be accepted by traditional minds.It can be said that, with the impact of network addiction, misunderstandings of the public are not incidental. According to the votes conducted by People’s Daily Online, only 20% of the voters approve that E-sports should be accounted as a sport project. This poll also reflects that people lack of understanding of E-sports and confuse E-sports with playing online games.

Difficulties not only come from the outside, but also from inside. There are famous players Sky and Newbee, but also ordinary players who are in a tight spot even fail to have a job with stable salary and get supports from their family. Even Newbee dared to confess to their parents after their success. Besides, from a hobby to a career, hard training could not be neglected. Professional players need to train at least 10 hours every day.Same as other traditional sports, retirement also exists among E-sports players. Golden age for E-sports is between 18 to 25. Being poorly educated during this period is one of the most important reasons for the public’s misunderstanding.As an industry who is gradually exploring business pattern and forming industrial chain still has a long way to go. Although faces with barriers and obstacles along the road, E-sports industry in China is still full of hope with the endeavor of the government, capital, players and manufacturers. It is transferring to be a traditional and serious industry.An officer from State General Administration of Sports says that: Every sport is a product of the development of social productive forces and the changes of the society. Track and field coming from agrarian age; cycle racing coming from industrial age and E-sports coming from information and technology age, which represents the attitude of governmental departments. There is one sentence could judge E-sports objectively: E-sports players are not a group of people who addicted in games but someone who try to realize themselves in games.

Manufacturers and capitals will focus on E-sports industry chains and players. Except hosting competitions with high reward, the popularity of live-broadcasting platforms, such as Douyu TV or Zhanqi TV, provide stable earnings to E-sports players.Future: passion will last foreverOnly passion and hope can support this industry to develop, change and move forward. To be frank, E-sports is a career with high risks. Great pressure and prejudices must be accepted no matter who wants to be a part of this industry. It has nothing to do with wealth, reputation and status. It matters the pleasures in your deep heart. It matters the focus and dedication.I admire those athletes who try to challenge the limit of human again and again. But I also admire those E-sports players who spend their valuable time and energy on it even take risks of misunderstanding. They also deserve a hug, a bunch of flowers and a kind smile.

Sports Psychology: How To Improve Concentration, Focus And Strength With Hypnosis | Track and Field

Can your mind affect your body?Can you train yourself to become physically stronger by changing the way you think?What kinds of techniques can athletes use to build their confidence, focus and physical strength?New data based on research with approximately one thousand athletes show that 85% of athletes who learn a simple technique improved their strength performance by an average of 15%.Collegiate athletes, Olympians, high school athletes, elite athletes and weekend warriors were given a strength test.The athletes came from a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, track and field, wrestling, mixed martial arts, boxing, football, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, soccer, golf and hockey.

Some of the athletes included in this study were professionals. Others were athletes from middle schools, high schools and colleges. Weekend warriors were also included in this study.After the pre-test, the athletes were given some basic, simple training in self-hypnosis, meditation, guided imagery and visualization. This technique takes less than fifteen minutes for the athletes to learn.The athlete/subjects then had their strength measured again. As was noted above, the average change for most athletes showed an increase of 15% higher on the posttest.Some athletes improved by more than one hundred percent.The data are impressive because they indicate that a brief amount of mental training can enhance athletic performance and help athletes to improve on their strength, confidence and focus as their ability to enhance their strength was due in part to their ability to increase their confidence and their focus on the task at hand.Moreover, this simple exercise helped these competitors, coaches and parents of athletes to better understand the mind-body relationship.While most athletes believe that they can improve their performance by getting psyched up in some manner. This study showed athletes that they can impact their ability to perform in a manner which is measurable.

The athletes get proof that how they think and perceive impacts their ability to perform well on a physical task.There are two important mind-body concepts that all athletes need to understand:First, your body believes what your mind tells it. If you tell yourself you are weak, nervous or incapable, your body is likely to believe this.Conversely, if you communicate confidence, positive imagery and successful thoughts, feelings and experiences to your mind, your body is apt to believe that you are strong and capable of doing some great things.Second, you will become what you imagine. Positive thoughts, daydreams and night dreams can set the tone as to what you will accomplish in your athletic life.