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ERIC Number: EJ1074371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Sport Specialization: A Coach's Role in Being Honest with Parents
Stewart, Craig; Shroyer, Josh
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v28 n5 p10-17 2015
The efficacy of sport specialization in youth sport is a source of parental confusion and potential conflicts of interest with coaches. Sport specialization is the exclusive participation in one sport in the belief that it will increase the chances of receiving an athletic college scholarship and/or being able to pursue a career as a professional athlete. While there is continued debate over sport specialization, it is imperative that coaches convey the most current and valid information to parents in a non-biased manner. Failure to present all aspects of sport specialization erodes the professional and ethical responsibilities of coaches and places many young athletes' health at risk.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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