Tag Archives: Sport

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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Youth and Mental Health: The Positive and Negative Effects of Sport.

By: Nicola S Mental health has become a major issue among youth impacting their development. From class lectures, researchers have proclaimed that between 10-20% of youth are effected by mental illness such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and schizophrenia. This number … 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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Recreation, Sport and Leisure: Helping Vulnerable Youth

By M. Thomas Youth are all vulnerable. To some extent vulnerability comes from the inexperience of life, however; looking closer at the vulnerable youth population, we see financially insecure families, special needs children and medical situations which create adversity in … Continue reading

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