Sport Programs, Professions, Problems & Issues-NOTESrev20100

Sport Programs, Professions, Problems & Issues-NOTESrev20100

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Unformatted text preview: Sport Programs & Sport Programs & Professions Professions Notes Notes REV 2/2010 REV 2/2010 Child and Youth Sport Child and Youth Sport • National Council on Youth Sports estimates that about 65% of children & 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) • Children starting younger • Age-group gymnastics & swimming programs now enroll 3-yr olds • Ice hockey, soccer, football & T-ball start with 4-yr olds in some places • Youth sport participation can be categorized as school-related or non- school Organization of Child & Youth Organization of Child & Youth Sport Sport • Sport for these groups has developed without direction & influence from federal or state governments (unlike most everywhere else in developed world) • Organized & funded mostly through the private sector or through community agencies Child & Youth Sport Coaches Child & Youth Sport Coaches • 7.5 million youth sport coaches in U.S. • Vast majority have had no formal instruction in educational, developmental, & health aspects of coaching children & youth! • 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???!!! • Children starting younger Organization of Interschool Organization of Interschool Sport Sport • Organized & regulated at state level • # students in school determines classification for competition • AAA, AA,A • A,B,C & D • V,IV, III, II, I Financing of Interscholastic Financing of Interscholastic Sport Sport • Differs from state to state • Some states – considered a regular part of the educational program & is funded directly from tax revenues through regular school budgets • In other states, considered an extracurricular activity which has to partially pay for itself through gate receipts & fund-raising • Growth of high school booster clubs • Some schools have “pay to play” plans where athletes pay a fee 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 Coaching Education Coaching Education • ASEP = The American Sport Education Program • Privately organized •...
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