Child Development Through Sports

Author: James H Humphrey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136406514

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 5621

A guidebook for adults involved in children’s sports! Child Development Through Sports is a commonsense guide for anyone involved in children’s sports, presenting thoughtful analysis with an emphasis on maximizing the development of a child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual capabilities through sports. Written by Dr. James H. Humphrey, who has been involved in children’s sports at every level for nearly 60 years, the book stresses the potential contribution sports participation can make to a child’s development and the negative impact it can have if programs are not conducted in an appropriate manner. Child Development Through Sports focuses primarily on the risks and benefits of sports participation for children ages 5-12. This valuable book addresses health and stress as developmental factors, how to identify and develop motor skills, the positive and negative effects of competition, and an overview of the more pressing issues of children’s sports, including supervision, injuries, benefits, and interest. The book is largely based on extensive surveys and interviews with proponents and critics of children’s sports, including parents, professional athletes, coaches, school personnel, and children themselves. Among the topics Child Development Through Sports addresses are: the age at which children should begin playing organized sports which sports are best for children how many sports a child should play—and how often how to judge a good sports program and much more! Child Development Through Sports is an essential resource for parents, teachers, counselors, coaches, and makes a valuable supplemental text for courses in child development and sports management.

Coaching the Whole Child

Positive Development Through Sport

Author: David Haskins

Publisher: Coachwise 1st4sport

ISBN: 1905540787

Category: Child development

Page: 43

View: 5014

Develop young people through sport by coaching the whole child Coaching the Whole Child: Positive Development Through Sport will guide you through the 5Cs for your coaching approach: Competence Confidence Character and Caring Connection Creativity. The approach has its roots in positive youth development rather than sport and will help you recognise the value of the 5Cs for coaching. If you are responsible for coaching young people it will interest and excite you. It offers you... ...the chance to reconsider the emphasis of your coaching and provides you with useful tools to enhance the experience of young people. If you are a coach who is committed to developing participants both in and through sport, and open to adopting the holistic view of what coaching entails, this resource is for you. To aid with your planning, tables are provided to show the interaction of the 5Cs with the physical, mental, technical and tactical development of players.

Positive Youth Development Through Sport

Author: Nicholas L. Holt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135983097

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 7928

The first Positive Youth Development title to focus on the role of sport, this book brings together high profile contributors from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development. Young people are too frequently looked upon as problems waiting to be solved. From the perspective of Positive Youth Development (PYD), young people are understood to embody potential, awaiting development. Involvement with sport provides a developmental context that has been associated with PYD, but negative outcomes can also arise from sport participation and school PE. Sport itself does not lead to PYD; rather, it is the manner in which sport is structured and delivered to children that influences their development. Positive Youth Development Through Sport fills a void in the literature by bringing together experts from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development.

Your Child's Motor Development Story

Understanding and Enhancing Development from Birth to Their First Sport

Author: Jill Howlett Mays

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935567322

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

View: 3685

Your Child's Motor Development Story is for all parents. It is intended to serve as a guide for normally developing children as well as those struggling with aspects of sensory motor development.

The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

Author: Bruce Abernethy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736042765

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 363

View: 8000

This comprehensive book presents an integrated study of human movement and applies this knowledge to human performance and physical activity across the lifespan. The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Second Edition, considers basic methods and concepts, typical research questions, key historical developments, professional training and organizations, and suggestions for further reading within each subdiscipline. The authors offer a unique perspective on the subdisciplines by exploring not only the basic science but also the changes in human movement and movement potential that occur throughout the lifespan as well in response to training, practice, and other lifestyle factors.

Conditions of Children's Talent Development in Sport

Author: Jean Côté,Ronnie Lidor

Publisher: Fitness Information Technology

ISBN: 9781935412465

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 1566

This is a comprehensive study of sport's impact on childhood skill acquisition. The text takes multiple factors into account, including activities in which children participate during their development, and personal and social variables that affect their growth. Authorities in the fields of sport psychology and motor development and learning share their insights in each chapter, guaranteeing a comprehensive exploration of children's talent development through sport. The book is structured around the fourth stage of talent development research, which takes into account not only practice activities, but also the importance of play and the sampling of various sports throughout childhood. This stage considers psychosocial influences as well as training aspects. Chapters cover a variety of topics, such as implicit motor learning, self-efficacy, perfectionism's impact on emerging talent in youth, and the influence of coaches, peers, and family members.

Parenting Young Athletes

Developing Champions in Sports and Life

Author: Frank L. Smoll,Ronald E. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442218215


Page: 232

View: 6682

Parenting Young Athletes is a "how-to" guide for parents of children from elementary school through high school. Offering insight into the ups and downs of youth sports, the authors provide parents with specific advice for raising champions both in sports and in life.

Health and Elite Sport

Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

Author: Joe Baker,Parissa Safai,Jessica Fraser-Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134620012

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

View: 4773

Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical education, the book explores the benefits and detriments of participation in elite sport for both individuals (athletes, coaches, spectators) and communities. Written by a team of leading international sport researchers, the book examines key issues including: Talent identification and young athletes Abuse in sport Positive youth development through sport Athlete health in periods of transition Health, sport and the family Health in professional sport The Olympics, Paralympics and public health Long term effects of participation in elite sport Highlighting the connections and contradictions between high performance sport and health, the book also discusses the clear and important implications for our socio-cultural, political and developmental understanding of sport. Health and Elite Sport is fascinating and important reading for all students and researchers with an interest in youth sport, sports development, sport policy, sports coaching, exercise and health, physical education, the sociology of sport, or the sociology of health.

Children and Youth in Sport

A Biopsychosocial Perspective

Author: Frank L. Smoll,Ronald Edward Smith

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company


Category: Psychology

Page: 627

View: 5019

Sports Coaching E-Book

Professionalisation and Practice

Author: John Lyle,Chris Cushion

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455725226

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 604

Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice is a comprehensive evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. The book is edited by leading academics in sports coaching studies and authored by a world-renowned team of experts in sports coaching research. It deals with all aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches’ decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides an up-to-date position statement on coaching themes, and makes explicit reference to the professionalisation of coaching. Written in an accessible style, and identifying critical ideas and issues, the book will complement and challenge both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and will be an invaluable source of ideas for researchers and academics. Multicontributed chapters follow uniform structure to increase clarity and accessiblity of text 'Snapshots' of critical ideas and issues presented as models or diagrams to facilitate students' understanding Case examples and scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter Latest research and current literature summarised for each thematic topic.

Education and Disadvantaged Children and Young People

Author: Mitsuko Matsumoto

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441121765

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9875

Do street children go to school, and if not, why not? What kind of education can be 'meaningful' to young people affected by conflict? The contributors explore groups of children and young people who have no, or very limited, educational opportunities in various contexts, including Vietnam, Ukraine, the UK, the USA, and India. They explore a number of educational initiatives that have contributed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children, drawing on the perceptions and experiences of disadvantaged children and young people themselves. Each chapter contains contemporary questions to encourage active engagement with the material and an annotated list of suggested reading to support further exploration.

The Commonwealth Guide to Advancing Development Through Sport

Author: Tess Kay,Oliver Dudfield

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 1849290873

Category: Political Science

Page: 111

View: 6907

A Guide for governments and stakeholders seeking to strengthen the contribution of sport to development and peace work. Part 1 provides evidence-based analysis of the potential contribution of sport to development objectives. Part 2 provides a practical framework for analysis, planning and monitoring of sport in development and peace work.

The Politics of Sports Development

Development of Sport Or Development Through Sport?

Author: Barrie Houlihan,Anita White

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415277495

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 7286

This text traces the evolution of sports development in the UK in the context of broader shifts in sport and social policy. It explores the emergence of sports development from the early years of public policy for sport in the 1960s to the contemporary era. This analysis is set against a background of policy initiatives, from 'Sport For All', 'Action Sport' and CCT, to the National Lottery and the contemporary emphasis on sport as a factor in the social and cultural well-being of the nation. Incorporating original material from major case studies and the national governing bodies of hockey, rowing, rugby union and tennis, the book examines the reality of "doing sports development" within this changing social and political policy climate.

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport

Author: Margaret Gatz,Michael A. Messner,Sandra Ball-Rokeach

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791453230

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 277

View: 6094

Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.

Raising Champions

Helping Your Child Grow Through Sports

Author: Bernie Schock

Publisher: Dunham Group

ISBN: 9781939447524

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 1762

American families have doubled down on their commitment to kids' sports. More children are competing—nearly 50% more than 25 years ago.More children start earlier. More kids focus year round on one sport.More is demanded of these athletes and their parents—more practices,more games, more travel, more money. Many parents feel trapped and wonder what to do about this flood of more. Bernie Schock has written this book to help parents raise kids whose passion is to be God's champions in this world ofmore. The apostle Paul counsels us that physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things. Children's athletics provide rich opportunities to help kids grow into adults who love God whole-heartedly and others selflessly. This book isn't simply Monday morning quarterbacking. Bernie Schock has lived this as a father, a fan, a coach, an athlete, a referee. He admits that, at times, his involvement in sports interfered with his own love for God and others. Thus, this book seeks to direct both children's and parents' hearts

Psychology in sports

methods and applications

Author: Richard M. Suinn

Publisher: Burgess Publishing Company


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 367

View: 4408

Culture, Sport, and Physical Activity

Author: Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841261475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 1042

This book focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness.

Coaching Children in Sport

Author: Ian Stafford

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136964088

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 1732

Coaching Children in Sport explains why children should not be treated as mini-adults in sport and helps coaches to devise effective ways of working that not only achieve results but also take into account the best interests of the child. Including case studies, practical reflective activities and guides to further reading throughout, this book is an essential text for all courses and training programmes in sports coaching. It is also vital reading for all students, teachers and practitioners working with children in sport, physical education or developmental contexts.