Youth Sport Coaching and the Importance of Maintaining Participation: Why Evidence Must Underpin Notions of Performance, Talent, and Development

Crisp, Philippe (2019) Youth Sport Coaching and the Importance of Maintaining Participation: Why Evidence Must Underpin Notions of Performance, Talent, and Development. Archives of Sports Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 162-165. ISSN 2578-6334

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Abstract

There are numerous benefits attached to the idea of lifelong physical activity. Because of this, various governmental
and sports organisations seek to promote positive behaviours and potential health aspirations through the use of sport.
This critical commentary seeks to highlight some of the issues that surround this topic, most notably the lack of suitable
training or understanding for many of the practitioners who deliver youth sport (coaches and teachers). The implications
for incorrect or limited understanding within the context of youth sport practice sessions are numerous, particularly when
the ideas of performance, competition, and talent are used but not necessarily understood, with increased drop-out
rates perhaps of most significance. The contention of this commentary is that those delivering youth sport must develop
an appreciation of evidence-based practice that, fundamentally, places the developmental needs of youth at its heart,
prioritises participation, and sees the use of competition as a means to an end, not the end itself

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Crisp P.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth sport, Excellence, Relative age effect, Potential, Physical literacy, Attrition
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Departments > Sport Development and Management
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Depositing User: Phil Crisp
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 09:43
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 08:59
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4838

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