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ERIC Number: ED193209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Pages: 7
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The Role of the Physical Educator in Youth Sports.
McCalep, George O.
Professional physical educators can facilitate, encourage, and promote a significant contribution to the social institution of youth sports through the roles of positive acceptance, active participation, and research. A positive attitude of acceptance relative to the impact and influence of youth sports on the profession as well as on society in general will help the physical educator and nonprofessional community volunteers to work together in youth sports programs. Active participation involves the professional physical educator in seeking tangible ways to intervene and contribute to the welfare of youth sports. Physical educators can serve as coaches, officials, community leaders, information disseminators, and as members of central governing councils. The physical educator can also make a contribution to the institution of youth sports as a researcher, since an understanding of sports becomes important in the development of an understanding of society in general. The physical educator has a professional obligation to do his part to enhance the welfare of the participant and society in general as it relates to youth sports. (CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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