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Quiz the Coach - Is DDR a Sport?

Quiz the Coach - Is DDR a Sport? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Quiz the coach helps teen and tweens with sports and fitness related issues and problems like obesity or healthy eating habits. The coach also gives great tips and advice on Cheerleading, skateboard tricks and P.E. dilemas.

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?

1Hey Coach,
Is DDR considered a sport?

Hey kirb-e

Turn down the music and tone down those dance lights, because there's not enough blood getting through to your brain. DDR, or Dance Dance Revolution, is NOT a sport. I'm still cringing that cheerleading has somehow gained acceptance as a "sport" so I'm definitely drawing the line at DDR.

Dance Dance Revolution is a dance video game. Players dance on a computerized metal pad and score points for dancing on squares where two sets of arrows match up. Playing DDR is a good way to get exercise (just like any kind of dancing) and there is a competitive nature to the game, but that does not make the game a sport. If we start to consider a game like Dance Dance Revolution to be a sport, then it's only a matter of time before pinball, virtual skateboarding, and Yu-Gi-Oh are given sport status. Once that happens, it won't be long before some video game nut with calluses on his thumbs, who's finished the 5000th level of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 makes it on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

For more info on DDR, including dancing tips, song downloads, buying DDR games and info on the latest Dance Dance Revolution tournaments, shake your booty over to www.ddrfreak.com and get your freak on.

Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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