ERIC Number: ED380414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
National Standards for Youth Sports: Modifying the Sports Environment for a Healthier Youth.
National Alliance for Youth Sports, West Palm Beach, FL.
This booklet lists 11 national standards for youth sports programs developed to promote a positive social experience as the primary goal of such programs. Each standard includes information on the background of its development, its rationale, and implementation information. Many of the standards address parent responsibilities. The standards are: (1) parents should select proper sports environment; (2) programs should be based on the well-being of children; (3) parents should encourage drug, tobacco and alcohol-free environment; (4) youth sports must be seen as only a small part of a child's life; (5) coaches must be trained and certified; (6) parents must make an effort to take an active role; (7) parents must be a positive role model exhibiting sportsmanlike behavior; (8) parents must annually sign a parental code of ethics; (9) parents must insist on safe playing facilities, healthful playing situations, and proper first aid applications; (10) parents, coaches and league administrators must provide equal sports opportunity for all youth regardless of race, creed, sex, economic status or ability; and (11) parents in any program capacity must be drug, tobacco and alcohol-free at youth sports activities. (JB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Athletic Coaches, Athletic Equipment, Athletic Fields, Athletics, Codes of Ethics, Drinking, Drug Use, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Equal Education, National Standards, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Safety, Team Sports, Tobacco, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance for Youth Sports, West Palm Beach, FL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access