Category Archives: 40 Developmental Assets

Posts that are related to Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets.

Barbells and Babies

By Kelsie P. ‘CrossFit’. By simply hearing the word, an abundance of stigmas, fallacies and negative connotations about the sport jump to the forefront. Inaccurate generalizations such as “CrossFit is a cult” or “CrossFit is dangerous” are quick to spring … 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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Views from the sandbar: An Islander’s perspective on the power of positive influences

by Alex W. I have personally been a massive fan of both organized recreational sport and professional sport for as long as I can remember. I am fortunate to have been raised in a household that could afford to register … Continue reading

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Keeping Sports Fun

by Andrea D. Keeping youth active in physical activity is an important part of positive youth development, and the number one intrinsic motivation for participation in sports is fun¹. The goal of this blog post is to discuss some of … Continue reading

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How Overcoming Fear in Recreation and Sport is Important for Positive Youth Development

by Mitch M. Society today creates many opportunities for youth to learn basic skills that will help them through their lives. Participating in recreation and sport can help teach basic motor skills and cognitive abilities (Malina, 2012). Youth participating in … Continue reading

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I’m Too Busy Right Now, Just Play on Your Phone

by Meggie S. It’s sad to see the effort that goes into youth development through some parenting today. In the busy schedules of today’s professionals, it unfortunately is the proper fostering of youth development that seems to get compromised in … Continue reading

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