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Developing Youth's Positive View of Physical Activity

Moore, E. Whitney G. MS, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182919eb7
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: MANY YOUTH START WITHDRAWING FROM VOLUNTARY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AS THEY APPROACH ADOLESCENCE. DEVELOPMENTALLY, THIS IS ALSO WHEN YOUTH CAN BECOME MORE AWARE OF THEIR ABILITY COMPARED WITH OTHERS AND THE AMOUNT OF WORK IT MAY TAKE TO IMPROVE THEIR ABILITY LEVEL. THIS FOCUS ON COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS CAN BE AFFECTED BY OUR COACHING EMPHASIS. THIS ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS THE CHARACTERISTICS AND IMPACTS OF 2 COACHING APPROACHES. PARTICULAR EMPHASIS IS GIVEN TO THE SPECIFIC BEHAVIORS THAT ADOLESCENTS HAVE REPORTED AS FOSTERING THEIR EFFORT, ENJOYMENT, SPORTSPERSONSHIP, AND INTEREST IN CONTINUING TO BE ACTIVE.

Author Information

Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

E. Whitney G. Moore is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas, in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation; and her emphasis is in sport and exercise psychology.

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