Why Hockey Is the Toughest Sport

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Thesis: Out of all the sports, hockey contains the toughest players and is the toughest sport to learn and play.
Purpose: To explain to audience how hockey is the all around toughest sport

Introduction:
I. How many people here play hockey or even know about it?
A. In my lifetime I haven’t met many people that play hockey B. Not too many people can because it’s not the most popular sport in America II. There’s no other sport quite like hockey, it’s the toughest one out there to learn and play while containing the toughest athletes.
A. The skill set you need in order to play hockey is unlike any other sport.
B. It's proven that hockey is the fastest moving and hardest hitting sport out there.
C. On a daily basis, players get injured during games and yet continue to play through the pain.
Body:
I. The skill set you need in order to play hockey is unlike any other sport.
A. Hand eye coordination to be able to control, pass, and shoot the puck
B. The strength the be able to shoot the puck fast and hard enough to get it into the net
C. The agility, speed, endurance, and acceleration to skate past your opponent or the catch one
D. The strength the be able to hit or take a hit
E. You have to have incredible balance because you need to apply all these skills while skating on ice with a 1 to 1.5mm skate blades
II. It's proven that hockey is the fastest moving and hardest hitting sport out there.
A. On average players skate 20-25 mph ("The Mechanics of Skating ")
B. Always have to keep your head up while skating because in a split second you can get hit and if you don’t brace yourself the end result could be deadly
C. Hockey hits are proven to be 17% harder than football hits even though NHL players are 20% smaller (Betz).

III. On a daily basis, players get injured during games and yet continue to play through the pain

A.…...

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