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ERIC Number: EJ987259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Same-Day Participation in Physical Education and Interscholastic Sports
Velasquez, James R.; Hamilton, Matthew
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v25 n8 p12-15 Nov-Dec 2012
A fundamental objective for the physical educator is to provide students with effective, age-appropriate physical education (PE) in a safe environment. The importance of PE must be emphasized in light of the strong association between regular physical activity and health. Currently, 18% of U.S. children ages 6 to 19 are classified as overweight (CDC, 2008). This is of great importance since obese children are more likely to become obese adults (Whitaker, 1997). Approximately 7.5 million high school students also choose to concurrently participate in a variety of school-sponsored, interscholastic sports (IS) (NFHS, 2010). Physical education and IS participation share many commonalities, but possess important differences that may make participation in both ideal. Physical educators often fulfill various coaching responsibilities within their schools, making an understanding of the interaction between same-day PE and IS participation valuable. This article serves to investigate the implications that PE has on markers of fatigue, recovery, injury risk, and athletic performance on same-day IS participation. Recommendations for PE teachers and coaches will be discussed, with an emphasis on empirical evidence that supports an effective and complementary coexistence between IS and PE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States