Tag Archives: youth sport

Pick me! A look into coaching and favoritism

By Jordan M. I grew up surrounded by sport my entire life. I have played all the different sports one could imagine as a youth in Canada. There was one common trend I always noticed whether it was a team … Continue reading

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Parental Involvement in Sports

By Johanna R. When observing youth in sport, one may notice parents sitting on the sidelines cheering only when a participant scores a goal. One may also observe another adult yelling furiously at a participant, referee, or coach from the … Continue reading

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A coaches role in youth development

By Oliver J. Youth programs within recreation and sport are a great way to encourage positive youth development. These programs could not exist without the support and dedication given by coaches in these fields. Hard work and plenty of hours … Continue reading

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Body Checking in Minor Hockey

By Michael M. In 2013, Hockey Alberta announced the elimination of “body checking” in the Pee Wee division beginning in the 2013-2014 hockey season (www.hockeyalberta.ca). The move came after the board of directors had established a Body Checking Review Committee … Continue reading

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Burnout in Youth Sports

by David G. Burnout in youth sports can be a deciding factor in ending participation in physical activity and sport. Physical activity is very import to youth development not only because it allows them to improve their physical and mental … 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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With the best intentions are we making our children weaker?

by Alexandria M. Being involved in sports growing up, I saw all parenting styles in and outside the pool. I watched many peers in school and sport be stressed out to obtain a specific goal that their parents set for … Continue reading

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