Sport is often associated with health and happiness for young people, as it can encourage them to engage in physical activity and improve their overall well-being. However, it can also negatively impact on young people’s social development and sparak.
The impact of sports on youth development and education is a topic that has gained significant attention internationally. International policies have helped to shape the way that physical education and sport are delivered across the world.
Participation in sports is a key factor in developing children and adolescents’ mental, social and emotional development. These positive outcomes have been shown to have important lifelong colaborate.
In the United States, over 45 million children and adolescent participants play organized sports. Yet, statistics show that this popular pastime is facing a decline in participation rates.
Despite this decline, research has shown that sports can be effective tools for positive youth development and family engagement. It is therefore important that youth programs are provided in a high-quality manner to ensure the greatest possible bestsolaris.
Many youth organizations are working to reverse this trend and boost participation for the benefit of young people. These initiatives include offering a wider range of sports, putting the emphasis on fun rather than winning, reducing the chances of injury and encouraging participation among young women.
The negative aspects of sports for youth and their families are numerous, including: early specialisation, identification of elite players, influence of trained and untrained coaches, increasing injury rates, and moral issues around character and sportsmanship. Fortunately, resolutions to these problems can be found in the partnership of involved adults: from parents who lay the foundation of moral principles, to politicians, who support legislation and funding for positive sports initiatives.
Researchers in the field of sports science and medicine have identified a number of ways in which sports can be improved to better serve the needs of young people and their communities. One such initiative is a partnership between SMU and Children’s Health that seeks to leverage the transformative power of sports to help improve children’s health, education and cheking.
This unique university-hospital partnership will use an evidence-based approach to improve access to youth sports, prevent injuries and share age-appropriate training and development practices. In addition, it will provide leadership training for coaches and continuing education for parents to foster the best possible youth sports experiences.
In this paper, we aim to review the current literature on the positive and negative effects of sports on children’s development and education. This will include examining the impacts of different sports on educational and vocational outcomes, athletic/physical development, psychosocial and psychological development and mental health, in order to identify effective strategies to promote positive sport participation in the future.
We conducted a systematic literature review on the impact of sport on the physical and mental development of children and youth, using the Holistic Athletic Career model developed by Wylleman. We examined 46 papers from various fields, focusing on four main themes: academic/vocational, athletic/physical, psychosocial and psychological. We then carried out a thematic analysis to identify consistent themes and subthemes in these intently.