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ERIC Number: EJ837948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Trends and Issues in Middle-Level Sports
McEwin, C. Kenneth; Swaim, John
Principal, v88 n5 p51-52 May-Jun 2009
Middle-level sports programs can be defined as intramural, interscholastic, or a combination of both. The trend toward middle-level interscholastic sports programs has been accompanied by recurring and sometimes controversial issues for principals. For example, which age groups and grade levels should be allowed to participate? Which sports should be offered? Many principals understand the dangers of having middle-level sports programs in their schools that do not reflect what is known about the developmental characteristics of young adolescents. Nevertheless, there is a lack of knowledge about what developmentally responsive sports programs are, and why and how they should be implemented. This article presents recommendations for principals who are responsible for middle-sports programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A