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Unformatted text preview: 2009, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, www.aahperd.org/naspe 1900 Association Drive Reston, VA 20190, U.S. (703) 476-3410 Fax (703) 476-8316 E-mail email@example.com Position Statement Administering or withholding physical activity as a form of punishment and/or behavior management is an inappropriate practice. Purpose This position statement addresses the inappropriate use of or withdrawal from physical activity as a disciplinary consequence, both within and outside of the school environment. Intended Audience The audience for this position statement includes school administrators, physical education teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, parents and others working with children and young adults in physical activity settings (e.g., youth sport, interscholastic sport, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs). Supporting Information Children and youths have many opportunities to be physically active in the school environment, including physical education class, recess, and before- and after- school programs. In addition, more than one third of children ages 9-13 participate in organized youth sport (Corbin, Pangrazi & LeMasurier, 2004). It is imperative that these experiences promote the importance of physical activity to ones health. To become active adults, children and youths need to encounter positive physical activity experiences, as supported in the National Association for Sport and Physical Educations (NASPE) Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines documents for elementary, middle and high school physical education (NASPE, 2009). A students motivation for being physically active by engaging in the important subject matter content of physical education and sport should never fall victim to the inappropriate use of physical activity as a disciplinary consequence. NASPE supports that view in its National Standards for Sport Coaches: Quality Coaches, Quality Sports, which states that coaches should never use physical activity or peer pressure as a means of disciplining athlete behavior (NASPE, 2005, p. 17). Physical Activity Used as Punishment and/or Behavior Management 2009, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, www.aahperd.org/naspe 1900 Association Drive Reston, VA 20190, U.S. (703) 476-3410 Fax (703) 476-8316 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Physical Activity as Punishment and/or Behavior Management (Cont.) Examples of the inappropriate use of physical activity include: Withholding physical education class or recess time for students to complete unfinished school work or as a consequence for misbehavior....
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This note was uploaded on 06/23/2010 for the course KIN 314 taught by Professor Ramirez during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '10