I will convince you that you’ll gain new friends PLUS shed a few pounds along the way by simply playing soccer!

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Why You Should Play Soccer ( sample)

Name: Student Sample General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: The audience will be persuaded to play soccer.

Step 1: Attention

Catchy Attention Getter: Imagine going to college and not knowing a single person. You have no idea who your roommate will be or any of your classmates. The feeling of uncertainty kills you. Sound familiar? This was how I felt when I first came to USI…that is… until I met my 23-teammates (SHOW POWERPOINT) who are now my best friends!

Central Idea: Today I will convince you that you’ll gain new friends PLUS shed a few pounds along the way by simply playing soccer!

Establish Credibility: I started playing soccer when I was just four years old. I currently play for the USI women’s soccer team and I love it! I’ve done extensive research through the Rice Library databases and searched credible websites to learn more about the benefits of playing soccer.

Preview Points: 1. First, I’ll explain why it’s necessary for you to play soccer… 2. Then, I’ll show you how easy it is to make friends while playing soccer, PLUS I’ll even share some excuses people offer as to why they don’t play soccer. 3. Lastly, you’ll learn details about where to go on campus so you can play the organized sport.

Transition to Argument I: With that in mind, let’s KICK into why you should get some “touches” on a ball!

Step 2: Need

  1. Did you know that in 2011, the Evansville metro area ranked as the most obese area in the entire nation? (SHOW POWERPOINT) A. According to the Evansville Courier & Press, approximately 38% of Evansville residents were overweight. Wow! 1. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance states it’s possible for people to successfully lose weight and lower their percentage of body fat if they play sports. 2. Sports like soccer, which has been around for more than 150-years! B. Ever heard of the “Freshmen 15?” 1. WebMD states college students tend to pack on anywhere from 9 to 15 pounds during their first year at school due to late night eating, all-you-can-eat dining halls, and lack of exercise. 2. Playing soccer is an excellent way to exercise. You might get so caught up in the game that you’ll forget you’re even exercising! According to the medical journal, The Lancet, playing sports is a terrific way to improve your overall health. C. So, here’s an idea: Play intramural soccer! Not only is there a fun social aspect, it also brings out the thrill of competition. 1. Your self-motivation to play soccer with others will get you on the road to a healthier lifestyle. 2. The Recreational Sports Journal defines motivation as influences that “initiate, direct, and sustain human behavior.” 3. They recommend regular exercise and participation in sports, such as soccer, as a way to help prevent long-term health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

Transition to Argument II: Don’t wait for others to ask you to play soccer, be the one to ask them!

  1. Playing soccer with friends is a blast! A. I’m sure kicking the ball around will eventually result in lots of laughs! 1. So many new friends can be made while playing soccer. These could be your friends for a lifetime! 2. Plus, who doesn’t love meeting new people who have the same motives as you? B. By the way, being successful with weight loss has everything to do with a person’s motivation. 1. Do you find it hard to get motivated to exercise? 2. If so, why not plan to run around with some friends by your side to make things easier? C. Here’s some good news…the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site reveals, Vanderburgh County is one of just 50 communities in the nation awarded CDC funding to help tackle obesity while increasing physical activity opportunities in our area. 1. USI is part of the local leadership team working on the initiative. 2. Our school is known for having a great fitness and recreation center to help students exercise and become healthier.

Transition to Satisfaction: Sounds like a great place to play some soccer!


Step 3: Satisfaction

III. So what’s the solution? Play soccer! You can play with a friend so you both get exercise. Make it a weekly activity that you can enjoy together!

  1. Now it’s understandable that our lives are pretty busy. We have certain tasks that need to take priority over others; however, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is still really important. (SHOW POWERPOINT)
  2. But some people say they don’t have the right equipment to play. All you need are shin guards and a ball. Shin guards are only $5 at Wal-Mart, and you can borrow a soccer ball from USI’s rec center.
  3. Other people say they don’t want to get dirty playing soccer or they don’t want to play in the rain or in the cold. Good news for you is that soccer can be played inside as well as outside! Play in a gym and set up cones for the goals.
  4. Others say they can’t fit soccer into their schedule. Even playing for just an hour a few days a week could make a big difference in your life.
  5. Some say that they don’t want to play soccer because they aren’t very skilled. No one was a pro the first day they tried something. You’ll get better the more you play! Still unsure? Then find friends who are at the same skill level as you and play with them.
  6. One more excuse people offer is that they don’t want to get hurt. The Journal of the Air Mobility Command states that injuries are not a common thing in soccer, but if something doesn’t feel right, listen to your body and sit out for the day.

Transition to Visualization: By playing soccer, you are making yourself healthier and may even gain a few new friends in the process.

Step 4: Visualization

Contrast method: Use negative, then positive Picture this… You’ve just graduated college. You spent a stressful four years studying and completing tough assignments while working to earn a bachelor’s degree. While in college, when you had spare time, you chose to stay inside and watch Netflix all alone in your bedroom. Now…flash forward to today…guess what?? You’re overweight and don’t have many friends to hang out with. Does this sound like fun? I don’t think so! Don’t let this be you! Start playing soccer now! You’ll have fun and be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s worked for me, and I know it’ll work for you!

Transition to Action: Passing a ball around with some friends is just NOT that difficult.

Step 5: Action (SHOW POWERPOINT) Head on over TODAY to USI’s fitness and rec center, located behind the library, so you can begin getting some “touches” on a soccer ball. The REC center offers three-week intramural soccer leagues in the spring beginning in early April. There’s no cost! If your team wins the whole league, you score a free t-shirt! Aren’t ready for a league? Check out a soccer ball with your student ID at the REC counter. Then ask some friends to come and play the world’s most popular sport with you!

Check out the USI rec center web site to learn the days and times it’s open.

Concluding Device: So… get off the couch, step away from the video games and your computer, and put your cell phone down! Start playing soccer today!

Thank you.



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