Category Archives: Coaching

The Effects of Sport on Youth Self-esteem

by Mackenzie M. Self-esteem is an element that’s plays a crucial role in youth development and provides a foundation for youth to foster and build several physical and mental skills. In an article by Cronin and Allen (2015), self-esteem is … Continue reading

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Important Non-Parental Adults (INAs): Coaches and Youth Development

by Jordan M-A Everyone in this class seems to have somebody they can identify as an Important Non-parental Adult (INA) in their life. I didn’t know the term INAs, but I knew the importance of coaches and this greatly helped … Continue reading

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Bully Coaches in Youth Sport

by Hannah K. Whether you have experienced it firsthand or not – negative coaching is a significant and serious issue within youth sport. Being a “bully coach” goes beyond just being a tough coach, the behaviour of coaches has been … Continue reading

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The Impact of Stretching on Youth Development

By Alex C. Stretching is often looked at by youth as something only runners or gymnasts really do, or as a burden and something that none of them really want to do. However, it is an extremely important exercise for … 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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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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A coaches role in youth development

By Oliver J. Youth programs within recreation and sport are a great way to encourage positive youth development. These programs could not exist without the support and dedication given by coaches in these fields. Hard work and plenty of hours … Continue reading

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