Category Archives: 5Cs of Youth Development

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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Inclusion in Sport and Recreation: The benefits and barriers for children with Autism

by Terry F. According to a study done by Duhaime et al. (2004), social inclusion can be defined as a measure of access to and participation in various networks of emotional, social and material support, and identifying potential domains of … Continue reading

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Field trips. Were they more then just a day off class?

By Devan Frigault, Remember the good old days back in middle school when you got out of class to go to the museum or the zoo, and how you thought of them as merely a day off from class? But … Continue reading

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“What Were You Thinking?” Looking Through The Eyes Of A Child

By Kaitlyn W. If you have ever taken part in sports you’ve experienced the “nightmare sport parent”; the one adult who thinks he/she is the coach, lives vicariously through his/her kid, and believes winning is everything. What these parents fail … Continue reading

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