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...The purpose of this chapter is to examine family influences on children’s and adolescents’ engagement in physical activity. We primarily focus on parental influence on active free play (AFP) and youth sport participation. After defining key...

Active Start

Istvan Balyi

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Advanced Training and Performance, Ltd Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Richard Way

Canadian Sport for Life and Citius Performance Corp. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colin Higgs

Professor Emeritus, Memorial University, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Long-Term Athlete Development

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...Jean dropped off her 3-year-old son, Aidan, at preschool and headed down to the gym for her workout. Unfortunately, there was a burst water main near the gym and the building was closed. With nothing else to do, she headed back...

Timing And Sequence Of Changes During Adolescence

Robert M Malina

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PhD, FACSM Research Professor Tarleton State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Claude Bouchard

PhD, FACSM Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oded Bar-Or

MD, FACSM Director Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Centre McMaster University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity

Human Kinetics, 2004

Ebook

...Preceding chapters have described changes in size, proportions, body composition, and performance that occur during childhood and adolescence. These are general trends associated with age and sex in a variety of morphological and functional...

Age

Istvan Balyi

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Advanced Training and Performance, Ltd Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Richard Way

Canadian Sport for Life and Citius Performance Corp. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colin Higgs

Professor Emeritus, Memorial University, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Long-Term Athlete Development

Human Kinetics, 2013

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...Mary and Carol were good friends who played on the school volleyball team together. They were roughly the same weight and size and were at a similar skill level in volleyball and other sports. That was before Carol started her growth spurt....

Anaerobic Performance

Robert M Malina

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PhD, FACSM Research Professor Tarleton State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Claude Bouchard

PhD, FACSM Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oded Bar-Or

MD, FACSM Director Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Centre McMaster University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity

Human Kinetics, 2004

Ebook

...The yield of ATP through anaerobic energy turnover is important for growing children because many of their activities involve bursts of energy expenditure, as in sprints, rather than activities of moderate intensity over long periods...

Overview of Youth Sport

Robin S. Vealey

Robin S. Vealey, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health at Miami University in Ohio, where she has worked for more than 30 years. She has dedicated nearly her entire adult life to youth sports, whether as a coach, administrator, educator, researcher, or consultant. She is internationally known for her research on the psychological aspects of youth sport and coaching effectiveness. Vealey, who has authored three books, has won several professional awards throughout her academic career, including being named a fellow by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa A. Chase

Melissa A. Chase, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health at Miami University in Ohio, where she has worked for two decades. She specializes in research about coaching efficacy and self-efficacy in children interested in increasing motivation and effectiveness, and she has presented her research across the United States and internationally. She was named a fellow by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and SHAPE America and is a certified consultant in sport psychology as recognized by AASP. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Best Practice for Youth Sport

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...In this chapter, you’ll learnabout different types of youth sports,what youth sport looks like in different countries,about barriers to youth sport participation, andabout national and international organizations dedicated...

“Couch Potatoes” and “Wind-Up Dolls”?

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook

...I have been reading and making use of research on physical activity and young people for about 10 years. My purpose has primarily been to treat this area of research as one strand of a larger research agenda aimed at synthesizing the state...

Physical Activity and Psychological Factors Across the Life Span

Bruce Abernethy

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Bruce Abernethy, PhD, is professor of human movement science in the School of Human Movement Studies and deputy executive dean and associate dean (research) in the faculty of health sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He also holds a visiting professor appointment at the University of Hong Kong, where he was previously the inaugural chair professor and director of the Institute of Human Performance. He is also coeditor of Creative Side of Experimentation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vaughan Kippers

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Vaughan Kippers, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He coordinates anatomy courses for students enrolled in medicine, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy programs. His major research involves the use of electromyography, in which the electrical signals produced by muscles as they contract are analyzed to determine muscular control of human movement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan, PhD, is a registered sport psychologist and an associate professor in the Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Hanrahan has over 20 years of experience in teaching human movement studies at the undergraduate level. She is a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to being part of the author team for the first two editions of Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Hanrahan has authored or edited nine other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marcus G. Pandy

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Marcus G. Pandy, PhD, is a professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Pandy earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University in Columbus and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he held the Joe J. King professorship in engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alison M. McManus

Alison M. McManus, PhD, is an associate professor and assistant director of the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the role exercise and free-living physical activity play in the health and well-being of children, the development of population measures of obesity and its associated health risks, and the provision of a more comprehensive understanding of the complex metabolic bases of exercise and physical activity in obese children. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurel T. Mackinnon

Laurel T. Mackinnon, PhD, is a science writer and editor based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is also a former associate professor and now adjunct associate professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...‣ considering whether participating in sport affects personalities or whether people with certain types of personalities are more likely to participate in sport,‣ debating whether sport participation positively or negatively affects...

Organized Sport and Physical Activity Promotion

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook

...It is both important and timely to consider youth sport as a domain for the promotion of physical activity. Because physical activity is so strongly related to favorable physical, mental, and emotional health outcomes, it is fundamentally...

Culturally Appropriate Research and Interventions

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior : Challenges and Solutions

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook

...Physical activity and inactivity occur around the globe at any given hour; however, the types of physical activity youth participate in and the extent of activity that is achieved are not the same for all populations. With respect...