Monthly Archives: October 2016

Screen off, Go play outside!

By Josh M. Technology has had a substantial change since the 1900’s to now, not only has its growth been linear some would argue it’s been exponential. The discovery and manufacturing of mobile devices, personal computers, software, and equipment have … Continue reading

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Benefits of Implementing Physical Activity in Family Life

by Tabitha G. What is one of the biggest influences in youth development? I will give you a hint. The first word of the question should actually be Who, not What. This ‘Who’ wants more than anything to teach their youth … Continue reading

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Pick me! A look into coaching and favoritism

By Jordan M. I grew up surrounded by sport my entire life. I have played all the different sports one could imagine as a youth in Canada. There was one common trend I always noticed whether it was a team … Continue reading

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Sports and Homeschooling

By Heath R. What is homeschooling?  According to Green and Hoover-Dempsey (2007), homeschooling is defined as, “the education of school-aged children at home rather than in public or private school settings…”  I was homeschooled all through my youth but that … Continue reading

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Youth and Mental Health: The Positive and Negative Effects of Sport.

By: Nicola S Mental health has become a major issue among youth impacting their development. From class lectures, researchers have proclaimed that between 10-20% of youth are effected by mental illness such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and schizophrenia. This number … Continue reading

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Tough It Out Kiddo

by Darrion S. It is no secret there are numerous benefits associated with sports. Although there may be negative consequences picked up from years of sport, such is life where good will inherently parallel bad to an extent. Throughout nine … Continue reading

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A Different Lens: Active Video Games

by Brian E. As a kid, I spent a lot of my time involved in almost every sport I could sign up for. All year round I was involved in practices, traveling to tournaments, and being introduced to new coaches … Continue reading

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