ERIC Number: ED231823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-10
Physical Education Programs and Agency Sponsored Sport: What Relationship? (Elementary Physical Education Perspective) Cooperation not Competition.
Blann, Mary E.
The total development of the child can be enhanced and enriched through various activities in physical education, youth sport, and leisure pursuits. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 are eager, enthusiastic, highly motivated, and interested in physical activity, and they comprise the population served by the school physical education program and the youth sport program outside the school. A cooperative relationship between physical education and youth sport programs could result in a mutually beneficial relationship and could help in trying to meet the developing child's needs. Although more children are involved in youth sport programs than ever before, physical education programs are feeling the effects of dramatic budget cuts. Considering the time spent, the extensive process of skill development, and the social and emotional aspects involved, it is essential to establish a cooperative relationship for the benefit of the child. Both physical education and youth sport programs provide situations where attitudes toward and appreciation of competition can be learned. The cooperation of physical educators, parents, and youth sport leaders can do a great deal for the education of youth and for the promotion of both programs. (JMK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Minneapolis, MN, April 7-11, 1983).