Tag Archives: Positive youth development

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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Building Self-esteem Through Sport

by Caroline H. Being born into a world of crazy athletic sporty parents, it was known that they would help me build self-esteem and confidence. My mother was the head coach at Saint Mary’s University for women’s basketball and that … Continue reading

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Why are we still losing?

by Lisette V. Canada’s most popular team sport ranks low in FIFA-classification Not hockey, but soccer is currently the most popular team sport in Canada. Today an amazing amount (767,000) of Canadian children and adolescents are playing soccer, ages 3-6, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Youth’s Coaches in Sport

By: Danielle A. I started playing organized sport at the age of 8, and I have been engaged in sports competitively and recreationally ever since. As most of us know, there are countless numbers of people that you meet throughout … Continue reading

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How Overcoming Fear in Recreation and Sport is Important for Positive Youth Development

by Mitch M. Society today creates many opportunities for youth to learn basic skills that will help them through their lives. Participating in recreation and sport can help teach basic motor skills and cognitive abilities (Malina, 2012). Youth participating in … Continue reading

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Youth Volunteering In the Community

by Matt B. In today’s society of volunteers, we are noticing a big drop in volunteers because most of our volunteers are at the ages of 50-60 years old and when each year goes by, we are losing a good … Continue reading

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