Tag Archives: Positive youth development

NHL or Bust

by Hannah K. As a (soon to be) sports and recreation professional, I get a lot of questions from parents regarding the development of their child athletes.  This being Canada, the birthplace and centre of the Universe for hockey, I … Continue reading

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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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Childhood Needs Outdoor Play

by Selina F. Some of my fondest memories as a child involve going outside to play with my sisters and cousins, and roaming about the backyard. I would make mud pies in the rain, chase around my younger sisters, and … Continue reading

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“It felt like I lost everything” – Effects of Long-Term Injury on Youth Mental Health

by Hilary S. My Story When I was fourteen years old, my life revolved around a soccer ball. I was on a field eight times a week, played for a competitive club team, played on the provincial team for my … 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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Unplug the Phone and Plug in the Wilderness

by Taylor H. I want you to think back to when you were a kid. What did you do for fun? Where did you play? Where were your parents while you were playing? If your childhood was anything like mine, … Continue reading

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Positive Youth Development through Taekwondo

By: Laura J We all know that physical activity and recreation can foster positive youth development (PYD). I would have to say that combat sports and martial arts, specifically Taekwondo, foster PYD in a way that not many other sports … Continue reading

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