This text effectively bridges the gap between research and application by including helpful guidelines for use in administration of youth sport programs and in coaching or teaching young athletes. The book’s content and style is sufficiently challenging to serve as a text for upper level undergraduate or graduate youth sport courses; yet it is clear and interesting so nonprofessional audiences will also find it informative and enjoyable.
- specifically designed to fulfill classroom needs as a youthsport text
- multidisciplinary perspective by examining youth sports frombiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives, theauthors reveal how athletics affect youngsters in these areasof development
- chapters from previous edition have been updated, addingsignificant material
- two new chapters on overuse injuries and motivational climate