Sport Programs, Professions, Problems %26 Issues-NOTESrev20100

Sport Programs, Professions, Problems %26 Issues-NOTESrev20100

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Professions Professions Notes Notes REV 2/2010 REV 2/2010
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Child and Youth Sport Child and Youth Sport National Council on Youth Sports  youths participate in at least 1 organized  sport (may include school sports) 58% of those are in agency-sponsored  programs, largest is Little League baseball Difficult to estimate level of participation in  new activities (treadmill, weights)
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Children starting younger programs now enroll 3-yr olds with 4-yr olds in some places Youth sport participation can be  categorized as school-related or non- school 
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Sport Sport Sport for these groups has developed  or state governments (unlike most  everywhere else in developed world) private sector or through community  agencies
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7.5 million youth sport coaches in U.S. Vast majority have had no formal instruction in  Some are paid or professional coaches Some are volunteer Many played sports when they were younger or  “watch sports on television” …….this qualifies  them to coach???!!!
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Organization of Interschool  Organization of Interschool  Sport Sport # students in school determines  classification for competition AAA, AA,A V,IV, III, II, I
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Financing of Interscholastic  Financing of Interscholastic  Sport Sport Differs from state to state Some states – considered a regular part of the  tax revenues through regular school budgets In other states, considered an extracurricular  activity which has to partially pay for itself  Growth of high school booster clubs Some schools have “pay to play” plans where  athletes pay a fee
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School Coaches School Coaches Number of coaches needed to staff 190,000+  interscholastic sport teams in America is huge! Since Title IX, need has grown Qualifications needed to coach vary from state  to state Very few states have strong coach-education  requirements Lack of adequate coaching major issue today 
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Coaching Education Coaching Education ASEP  = The American Sport Education  Program Privately organized  Offers coaching education (5 levels) PACE  = Program for Athletic Coaches  Education
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