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ERIC Number: EJ794460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
The Parents Association for Youth Sports: A Proactive Approach to Spectator Behavior Management
Bach, Greg
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v77 n6 p16-19 Aug 2006
Across today's youth sports landscape, unsportsmanlike behavior is occurring with alarming frequency. It is happening on the sidelines with out-of-control volunteer coaches and in the stands with overbearing parents. Sadly, this behavior has seeped onto the playing field and produced an ugly string of incidents involving youngsters, too. This article examines the growing problem of unsportsmanlike behavior in youth athletics and takes a look at the reasons behind this disturbing phenomenon. It also covers the steps that the National Alliance For Youth Sports has taken to address this problem by working closely with several state park and recreation agencies nationwide. (Contains 1 table.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A