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ERIC Number: EJ826168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Team Building for Youth Sport
Bloom, Gordon A.; Loughead, Todd M.; Newin, Julie
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n9 p44-47 Nov-Dec 2008
Participation in youth sport generally begins to decline after the age of 12. Among the reasons for this are personal aspects such as lack of desire, and social aspects including negative experiences with coaches. One way that coaches can improve the sporting environment is through group activities that promote team building. The purpose of this article is to describe how to implement team-building activities and to explain the value, use, and advantages of team building for enhancing the youth sport experience. The benefits of a team-building program include improved team cohesion, improved communication skills, and increased motivation and enjoyment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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