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Motor Development in Pre- Adolescence and Adolescence Dr. Leilani Brown
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Pre-Adolescence or Late Childhood Children begin to think and act differently than in childhood. Risky decisions increase. Physical skills become important markers of accomplishment. Peers respond to physical feats of skill and daring with great respect.
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Puberty vs. Adolescence Puberty is a period of rapid development during which individuals become capable of reproduction. Adolescence is the time between puberty and adulthood when children undergo the physical and psychological changes they need for assuming adult roles. Some of the changes of puberty and adolescence result in excellent motor skills.
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Early and Late Maturation Early maturing boys tend to be more successful at athletics because of their larger size. They also tend to be more popular at school and to have a more positive self-concept. Excellence in motor skills is one of the positive aspects of early maturation for boys.
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Early Maturation for Girls Girls mature earlier than boys. Athletics is not emphasized for girls in public school as it is for boys. Girls who appear sexy at an early age may endure ridicule and experience popularity at the same time.
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Adolescent Athletes Many Olympic athletes are teenagers. They are able to focus on one goal with amazing persistence and commitment. Flexibility, endurance, and strength are greater than in middle childhood.
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Did You Know? By the end of high school, most US students who are not on a sports team, band, or cheerleading squad get no exercise at all at school. Overall American adolescents exercise less
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