I played, coached and trained Basketball for more than 40 years. I watched a lot of sport events in my life, and I  have the experience needed to assist, from the health point of view, sport organizations and their participants.

Through my years of being active in sports, I have seen how physical and emotional aggression are taking over people's skills and passion for the sports. This is a part of society controlling human evolution. There is a lack of consciousness in training, by which athletes are automatically put in a tense state to deal with survival through physical strength, as is represented by confrontational sports.

Based on these personal experiences, I see that it is essential to have basic theoretical and practical knowledge of common injuries that athletes may experience during their sporting activities. Especially for those who do not receive financial compensation for playing. I firmly believe that the number of accidents at sporting events would decline once we start teaching our children, parents, coaches and sports officials, the difference between playing with aggression and playing with passion.

Playing with aggression

We divide our consciousness in winning the event and eliminate the opponent. There is a lack of focus on personal goals, skills and physical capabilities of the body. Individualization is present. The sport strategies are generally poorly deployed. Personal concentration tends to focus on an opponent's actions and not on own skills or how to achieve particular goals.

Playing with passion

There is a more balanced activity between the para- and ortho-sympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to create and use adrenaline at the right moment and time! The focus is on how to use personal skills to achieve the desired objectives. Therefore, consciousness expands. Concentration is more profound and constant, most of the time! Energy flows harmoniously into the speed required by the body. An integration process occurs between the teammates.

This is the importance of the application of this knowledge in sports. Rather than prepare a therapeutic approach of the health of the athletes, it is better to offer them this type of understanding. Thus, an adapted seminar can be provided according to the needs of the players and the club's management.