Teaching and coaching Dangerous Sports
To evaluate how dangerous a physical activity is, it is not just important to ask the question what can happen to participants it is also crucial to ask how likely it is to happen. So participants need to consider the severity and the likelihood if he wants to know whether the activity is dangerous or has dangers. Usually adults are free to do every activity they want as long as it hurts nobody else, which is a libertarian point of view. At this, people argue about the definition of harm. If a man dies after sky diving, he will cause indirect harm, harm to friends and family. Also there is financial harm to his insurance in terms of rescue teams (etc.).
It is also discussed if the coach of an athlete should interfere when the athlete take too much risk. It seems to make no sense why a person take risk at all. On the other side, these people claim that it gives them self-affirmation. So, there are a lot of questions, which are not easy to answer at all.