Tag Archives: sport participation

Reinventing Youth Sport

By Ben L. In the midst of the sports and leisure community lies an increasing and prevalent problem that has impacted the foundation of the future of sports. Participation and motivation has decreased exponentially. Between the increasing cost, early specialization, … Continue reading

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“I just don’t want to play”: A look at overweight youth and sport/recreation participation

By Victoria S. In the eighth grade, I tried out and made the tier 1 ‘A’ school Soccer team. As a youth who didn’t fit in with the “typical” athletic body type I was hesitant to try out, but I … Continue reading

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I know I run like a girl, should I not be proud of it? Girls’ Participation and Dropout rates in Sport

By Cailie M. Throughout my entire childhood, period of adolescence and now as I enter my fourth year of university, I have always been an avid participant in sport and recreation. As I ran, jumped and played my way through … Continue reading

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“Drop it like its hot”: Female drop out rates in youth sport

by Paige H. Growing up in a small town, there was NOTHING else to do but play sports. All of my friends played sports. My parents had never had the opportunity to participate in organized sport, so they really pushed … Continue reading

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Increase Understanding of Factors that Affect Minority Adolescents’ Participation in Organized Sport Programs

by James H. Youth in today’s society don’t play outside and aren’t nearly as active compared to older generations, although many children do participate in organized sports. Unfortunately, children from different ethnic backgrounds do not participate nearly as much. There … 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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