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"Recreation and Youth Development"
A book by Peter A. Witt and Linda L. Caldwell written with the goal of facilitating increased knowledge about who youth are, why they do what they do, and their ...
Beyond Safe Havens: A Synthesis of 20 Years of Research on the Boys & Girls Clubs
Public/Private Ventures recently launched a multiyear study to understand the role that Boys & Girls Clubs play in the lives of early adolescents. Beyond Safe Havens, a prelude to the ...
Building Blocks for Quality Youth Sports Programs
Academic research shows that children and youth need specific opportunities and support to grow into healthy and successful adults. A high-quality sports program provides all of these opportunities and has ...
Changes in Physical Activity Beliefs and Behaviors of Boys and Girls Across the Transition to Junior High School
Authored by Anne W. Garcia Ph.D. , Nola J. Pender Ph.D., R.N. , Cathy L. Antonakos Ph.D. and David L. Ronis Ph.D.

Purpose: This longitudinal study investigated gender-specific changes in ...

< Developing Resilience in Urban Youth
This paper discusses the characteristics of resilient children and how to build protective processes within and around children so that they overcome risk at critical decision-making moments in their lives. ...
Effective Coaching for Positive Youth Development
Presentation given at the 2005 Summit on Positive Development Through Youth Sports. This presentation provides a brief overview of coaching effectiveness research, the coach's role in positive youth development ...
Everyone Plays! A Review of Research on the Integration of Sports and Physical Activity
Everyone Plays! A Review of Research on the Integration of Sports and Physical Activity into Out-of-School Time Programs, written by Policy Studies Associates, Inc. with support from the After School ...
Evidence Based Physical Activity for School-Age Youth
The objectives of this research were to review the effects of physical activity on health and behavior outcomes and develop evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in youth. Findings suggest that ...
Influence of Achievement Beliefs on Adolescent Girls' Sport Confidence Sources
A study was conducted on the influence of female athletes' dispositional and situational tendencies on the selection of sources of sport confidence. It hypothesized that task orientation and perceptions of ...
Kids Count 2007 Data Book
KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens ...
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