The physics of sports has broad applications, and is useful for boosting performance in a variety of athletic disciplines.
A lot of the time, good athletic performance is based on proper control and coordination of movement. Other times, it helps to have a good understanding of the physics taking place, and then using this knowledge to your advantage.
In this section, I discuss the physics of various sports. My focus is on the most interesting physics taking place in that particular sport. I make an effort to explain those concepts that can be directly applied to the sport itself. For example, knowing the club head speed with which to strike a golf ball isn't very useful to a golfer. But what is useful is knowing the swing angle to uncock your wrists so that the club head hits the golf ball with the greatest speed possible.
Click on the links below to learn about the physics involved in these particular sports.