Category Archives: Positive Youth Development

Posts that discuss or are related to principles of positive youth development.

Promoting a Positive Environment for Youth Development: Traditional Sports vs. Martial Arts

by Jake M. Sport and recreation have served as tools to aid in youth development for many years. Particularly, team sports are most often chosen for children by their parents to engage them in physical activity that promotes social development … Continue reading

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Over-involved Parents and Youth Development

by Kendra U. The term parental involvement is defined as “the amount of time a parent spends in activities with the child, and participation in relevant areas of the child’s life” (Fagen, 1996). A strong parent-child relationship has one of … Continue reading

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Youth Resiliency in a Sport, Recreation, and Leisure setting

by Brandon B. Youth in recreation, sport, or leisure activities get to learn many qualities through playing. Resiliency is one quality that they learn about and eventually learn to master. When I played atom hockey, I would cry after each … Continue reading

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Sport Offers More Than Just a Game When Considering Youth Development

By: Marcus. M Often times when we consider sport, we tend to believe that sport is just a game. A game that consists of two teams playing each other or in individual sports two players competing against each other. In … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse in Youth

by Carson M. As youth become older, they are exposed to an increasing number of factors that can negatively affect their development through sport and leisure. One of the main factors that influenced drop out in older youth’s participation in … 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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