Category Archives: Coaching

YOUTH ATTRITION FROM ORGANIZED SPORTS

by Priayanka D. Youth sport is any event where the competitors are younger than adult age; whether they are children or adolescents. This includes school sports as well as sports played outside the educational system. Organized sports involve physical activity … Continue reading

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Creating a Positive Talent Development Environment for Sport

by Akeil P. Elite training environments have often been linked with negative connotations and factors such as being exclusionary, psychologically damaging, as well as concerns with over training and injury. How can we create a positive elite training environment for … Continue reading

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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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