Essays Tagged: "YMCA"

The Changing Face of Basketball

form and is a big part of American society today.In 1891 James A. Naismith invented basketball at a YMCA gymnasium in Springfield, Massachusetts (Hollander 4). He told a custodian to nail two peach ba ...

(6 pages) 104 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Progressive Era

many ways. These groups of people wanted desperately to fix urban problems. With this mind set, the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) was founded. This association opened libraries, sponsored c ... actions happened in the 1900's they still affect us today in 2001. The Pure Food and Drug Act, the YMCA, and others still exist today with few revisions. The Progressives had four main principles whi ...

(3 pages) 258 1 3.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Chicano Studies Paper on Dagoberto Gilb's The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna. Criticizm and Analysis

ng the correspondence, it is a link to the outside world. For Mickey and the other residents in the YMCA, it is a belief that there is something else out there other than the drab and monotonous world ... Residence of Mickey Acuña, this belief and hope is the only thing that the residents of the YMCA have left. Their last contact with the world is the fantasy keeping them from a life of anonymi ...

(12 pages) 64 0 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What are Charter Schools and why are they so unique?

, and warehouses into classrooms; assembly and gym spaces, in some cases, are provided by the local YMCA; trips to public libraries and parks takes place for media center time; and a majority of the t ...

(3 pages) 100 0 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Yoga - This essay is about the art of Yoga as a blend of stretching poses, breathing patterns, and meditation.

joints and aide in stress reduction, yoga can be found everywhere from large studios to your local YMCA's. Yoga is a blend of stretching poses, breathing patterns and meditation that has found its ow ...

(2 pages) 108 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The history of basketball, a brief history and information about one of the world's most popular sports.

all started with 18 men, two peach baskets hanged to a 10-foot-high railing and a soccer ball in a YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) in Massachusetts.The first basketball game was played in 18 ...

(3 pages) 51 0 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Entertainment in the 1920's

more attention to sports and recreation, and people began to join recreation centers and clubs. The YMCA was created in the 1890s, and became a major center for organized team competition. A few sport ... came a major center for organized team competition. A few sports were created under the roof of the YMCA including basketball in 1891, and volleyball in 1895. With the help of newspapers, magazines, a ...

(4 pages) 49 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Camera Phones

vidual privacy.In Victoria, alarm about misuse of camera phones because public last month, when the YMCA (young Men's Christian Association) banned their use at one hundred and ten swimming pools and ... iation administers, after complainants that swimmers had been photographed in the change rooms. The YMCA's concerns have since been echoed by the supreme and county courts and by the law institute, of ...

(2 pages) 48 1 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology


ame has changed throughout the years."From the beginning, no team sport aimed higher. In 1891, in a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, a young Canadian-born instructor named James Naismith invented a ...

(2 pages) 61 3 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Public Relations in Action

run smoothly and effectively. Non-profit organizations such as, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and Big Brothers Big Sisters International (BBBS) are t ... hoosing three organizations that will show effective PR, I have chosen the following organizations, YMCA, MADD, and BBBS International and will describe how these organizations identify their publics ...

(7 pages) 147 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing


ganizations and missionary developments. The Salvation Army, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), and even Sunday School were all formed due to the negative consequences of the Industrial Rev ...

(4 pages) 100 0 4.8 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Vollleyball: How to Play the Game

sport in the world today, exceeded only bysoccer. It was invented by William G. Morgan in 1895 at a YMCA in Holyoke for middleaged men who needed something less strenuous than basketball. The sport ha ... ry of VolleyballIn 1895, William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to ...

(8 pages) 35 1 3.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The cause, effect and solution of Latch Key children.

even get help with homework, while being supervised by a fewadults? If our middle schools or local YMCA's were to offer the use of theirgyms as after school opportunities our children would be given ...

(3 pages) 46 1 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters


Volleyball was invented in 1895 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created volleyball. The game took some of its characteristics from ...

(1 pages) 30 0 1.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Johnny Weismuller - Swimmer/Actor

ked as a miner, but was always an aggressive swimmer. He was only 12 when he earned his spot on the YMCA swimming team.After finishing school, he worked as a bellhop and an elevator operator. During t ...

(2 pages) 23 0 4.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The history of basketball

al education teacher at the International Training School of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Spring Field, Massachusetts. It was winter, and his students needed a fast-paced game that ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Effect Exercise has on an individual lifestyle and things that would prevent them from reaching their goals.

vidual form reach their goals. PARICIPANTS: I used data form a survey conducted at the Chickahominy YMCA. The survey was conduct on a total of 56 participants of an age ranging from 16- Over 55 of age ... k at recent studies conducted in relationships to the survey conduct on members of the Chickahimony YMCA. I can surely say from what I have seen as a personal trainer there are at lot of individual wh ...

(13 pages) 155 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Basketball History In America

tball Basketball was originated (1891) in Springfield , Mass., by Dr. James Naismith of the YMCA. It quickly grew into a leading U.S. school and college sport and spread throughout the world, ...

(1 pages) 464 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


work for the city of Willoughby as a lifeguard and swim instructor in the summer and I work at the YMCA as a lifeguard and swim instructor in the winter. I'm aspiring to become a Firefighter and Para ...

(1 pages) 4 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Challenges Overcome

could become productive adults and realize their own potential. Working with coaches from the local YMCA, we organized a basketball tournament, which was a fun way to get together in a disciplined env ...

(2 pages) 31 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues