Tag Archives: Sport

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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Physical Injuries to Psychological Injuries in Youth Athletes

By Katie D. When you think of sports, do you think of injuries?  Unfortunately, it is a dark, familiar territory that can quickly alter the lives of some unlucky, competitive athletes. The first aspect that comes to mind is the … Continue reading

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The Underestimated Importance of Mental Toughness

By Maggie M. When thinking about sports such as hockey, football or rugby, your brain automatically is directed to physical toughness, as these athletes are being tackled, and taking hits against the boards, all in the name of the game. … Continue reading

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Negative Parental Involvement in Competitive Youth Sport: What is the Solution?

By Ryan L. As someone who has spent much of his adolescence playing competitive sport, I have witnessed a number of parents getting into altercations with coaches, officials, and even other parents. In most cases, these outraged parents had no … Continue reading

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Social Inclusion in Sport and Recreation for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

by Brittany A. Youth with intellectual disabilities are often stigmatized as being incapable of participating in sport and recreational activities, as many individuals do not take the time to understand their diverse needs. Many of my experiences with youth have … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Youth Burnout and Personal Well-Being

By: Haley M. As I sat at my desk on the fourth floor of the library, where I felt as though I had been hibernating for at least a week, I asked myself “have I peeked at the age of … Continue reading

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