ERIC Number: ED407376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Sports in Youth Development. Report of a meeting convened by Carnegie Corporation of New York (March 18, 1996).
This document summarizes a conference on the potential impact of sports on at-risk youngsters. More than 40 scholars and practitioners met to explore the role that sports programs play in promoting academic success, health and fitness, responsible social behaviors, and self-confidence, and ways that such programs could be expanded to reach those most in need. David A. Hamburg reported on the Carnegie Corporation's work in the area of youth development. James P. Comer discussed risk and opportunity in adolescence, the important role athletics can play in teaching personal discipline and perseverance, and the lack of training for persons working with young people. Robert L. John reviewed the developmental stages of early adolescence and the challenges health providers face in promoting young people's health. Reginald Clark explored the educational, social, and emotional needs of adolescents and how sports programs improve or hinder educational outcomes. Further discussion covered the Skillman Foundation Michigan report (1995), barriers to young people's participation in sport, and creating the structures among foundations, municipal governments, and federal agencies to continue to identify and address youth needs on an ongoing basis. Appendixes include the meeting agenda, a list of participants, and the background report "Role of Organized Sport in the Education and Health of American Children and Youth" from the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University (Martha E. Ewing, Vern D. Seefeldt, and Tempie P. Brown), which comprises the bulk of the document. (ND)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.