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#1 qak

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Guesses start below, will update later!

#2 Fyn Angelot

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

School sport.

#3 Oriental lily

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

All or none.

Depends on the personality of the person.

Gymnastics made me hyperventilate  at school.

#4 71Cath

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Netball on a freezing cold winter's morning in Canberra...

#5 Neko NoNo

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Netball- b**chy netball mums nearly destroyed me. For the record I quit playing at 11 after they made me cry one too many times, yes, you read right, the MUMS!

#6 nen-c

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Physical Culture......The leotards, the fake tan, the competitive mums and OMG the make up. Luckily my parents took very few pictures........

#7 kboomba

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Yep, probably gymnastics (coming from someone who did it for 14 years...). You either like it or you don't.

Or maybe dancing. Those mothers and teachers can be a little traumatic for me and I'm an adult!

#8 raven74

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

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#9 Magnus

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Can't say I had actual trauma from them, but athletics, then T-ball and rounders (because we were made to play one of the two every single week in primary school), and then volleyball because I was really bad at it.

I also know a lot of women who hated taking ballet classes when they were young.

#10 ~sydblue~

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Dancing, Physi and anything that involves makeup and skimpy costumes.

#11 50ftqueenie

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Calisthenics.  I never did it, but any sport that requires that kind of freaky-deaky make up would scar me for life.  (I understand dancers need make up under stage lights so you can see their facial expressioins, I just always found the calisthenics girls made up in a drag queen kind of way)

I was also pretty traumatised by hockey.  Way too much of a wuss for such a brutal sport.  I am in awe of all hockey players to this day.



#12 erindiv

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

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#13 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (nen-c @ 31/01/2013, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Physical Culture......The leotards, the fake tan, the competitive mums and OMG the make up. Luckily my parents took very few pictures........



I vote for this one as well. I had a stand-up fight with the instructor over the fake tan issue (DD was five  - fake tans for five year olds !!). Ultimately she quit because it was mind-numbingly boring.

#14 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

I got ahead of myself and posted in the other thread!
QUOTE (countrymel @ 31/01/2013, 02:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well hockey was pretty traumatic for me! And I only went to two training sessions!!

I think it was on the second session when I fell over (very common for me, I'm not a 'gifted athlete') and they all ran over the top of me with their cleated shoes - including my head - that I worked up the courage to tell my mother (who had played representative hockey for her county) that it was not the sport for me!
I think the big purple bruises on my neck helped my case.


I don't know if it is 'lifelong trauma' but I can't watch a game of hockey to this day without wincing!


I also carry mental scars from basketball - made it through a whole season without touching the ball, then the next season I DID touch the ball - unfortunately I went the wrong way, but it was ok as my shooting skills were so bad I didn't get a goal.

Hmmmmm..... softball was also pretty bad.  I had a horrible coach who took it very seriously and was very annoyed to have me and my rubbish skills in her team. She used to be very mean to me.

It would have been ok and all forgotten except that 5 years later I fell in love with a lovely boy, he took me home to meet the parents and.............. you guessed it!

If I had thought she disliked me for being a bad softball player it had nothing on how much she disliked me for being loved by her only son!

#15 bikingbubs

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

anything that requires tight/semi tight clothing.

#16 Feral_Pooks

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

anything that has flying objects involved. i have some kind of magnet in my head and they always hit me in the head. that is very traumatic. trust me.

#17 Jax12

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

For me?  This game we played at highschool in the gym when it was raining - kind of like a cross between dodgeball and cricket,  and one particularly nasty boy used me as a human shield to avoid getting hit because I was the fat kid sad.gif  That was wicked.

Then there was the time in primary school when we were doing cross country and I was dying and was offered to skip the last lap (probably in an effort to not have to delay the next age group starting) but I kept going and when I made the finish line the naughtiest boy in school, who was also the most athletic, came over and patted me on the back and congratulated me on finishing and it was so nice and out of character that I burst into tears.

Or the other night at my first game of netball since 1997 when I flinched every time the ball was thrown to me, and at one point involuntarily actually yelled, don't pass it to me!  I think I apologised about 27 times a quarter.

To me all sport is equally traumatising.  But I am working on it because I'm starting to enjoy it.

In this instance, I am going to guess......lacrosse.  Just cos.

CountryMel you win this thread!!!!!

#18 Pompol

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Madame Protart - for your enlightenment
http://physicalculture.com.au/

I'm an ex-physie student. 6 long months of trauma right there. "POINT YOUR TOES WHEN YOU MARCH!!!"

Don't even get me started on ballet.

#19 ~sydblue~

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (Sassy Girl @ 31/01/2013, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would have joined football (aka soccer) as a teenager but the team was full of b**ches. Unfortunately those same b**ches still haven't grown up and are still playing on that same team  rant.gif

LOL any sport where women play as a team is full of b**ches.

#20 cardamom

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

For me, running laps of the school oval for Phys. Ed. Or ballet.

Jax12, I understand exactly how experiences like that feel  bbighug.gif

#21 CharliMarley

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Anything with balls. rant.gif

#22 BadCat

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Equestrian, when your horse gets hurt.

#23 Boombox

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

My vote is absolutely for netball. Highly competitive, potential for clawing by fingernails or having ponytails whipped in eyes, tripping onto hard floors it's got it all.

I think it's that I am a pacifist non competitive person- my sports where all individual and mostly for enjoyment- surfing, swimming, ballet etc. Netball for me was a nightmare come true.

#24 Spa Gonk

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

I am guessing dancing.

#25 kadoodle

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (Madame Protart @ 31/01/2013, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Physical Culture?  What the hell is that?


Kind of like a cross between calisthenics and marching.  I looking into it for my eldest, but it looked like a bit of a perfect mums and daughters with no hair out of place, and I couldn't be dealing with that.

Lol, Countrymel, my mother played hockey for Australia and never forgave me for choosing basketball instead.

Swimming lessons where I had to wear a floatie so that the other kids weren't made to feel bad that I could swim and they couldn't still makes me indignant.




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