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Youth Sport Athletic endeavors that provide children and youth with a systematic sequence of practices and contests Authorities recommend children not begin competing in sports prior age 8 but reports indicate children as young as age 3 currently competing
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Increased involvement due to: earlier age participation rule changes female involvement; Title IX increased participation in non-traditional sports increased participation on disabled children
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Increased involvement due to: glorification of sport; media focus increase in the number of women in the work force declining role of public schools in providing sport programs below the high school level gradual movement of the population from primarily rural to urban increased accessibility
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Benefits of Youth Sport Physical fitness Academic performance improvement Self-esteem enhancement Deterrent to negative
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Where Children Participate in Sports
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Top Community Physical Males swimming racing/sprinting baseball soccer bicycling playing on playground football basketball climbing Females bicycling playing on playground gymnastics walking basketball climbing hiking/backpacking
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Top Community Physical Females swimming bicycling popular dance roller skating walking quickly baseball/softball basketball calisthenics/exercise jogging Males bicycling basketball football (tackle) baseball/softball swimming weight lifting fishing football touch/flag hunting
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Top Interscholastic Sports Boys football, basketball, baseball, track, soccer Girls basketball, track, volleyball, softball, soccer Why?
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Why children participate in fun improve skills stay in shape to do something they are good at excitement of competition exercise
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Why children participate in to be part of a team challenge of competition learn new skills to win
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Why children drop out of sport loss of interest no fun too much time poor coaching too much pressure
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Why children drop out of want non-sport activity tired of it need more time to study coach played favorites boring over-emphasis on winning
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course KIN 4512 taught by Professor Reeve during the Fall '09 term at LSU.

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