Children's Organized Sports: A Developmental Perspective

  title={Children's Organized Sports: A Developmental Perspective},
  author={Frank B. Brady},
  journal={Journal of Physical Education, Recreation \& Dance},
  pages={35 - 41}
  • F. Brady
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Education
  • Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
articipation in highly organized youth sports is pervasive in the United States and is regarded as a significant cultural event of modem times (Berryman, 1996). Such is the extent of children’s involvement that it has become a rite of P childhood (Martens & Seefeldt, 1979). In the 198Os, estimates of youth participation rates ranged from 20 to 35 million (Martens, 1986). In the 1990s, Ewing and Seefeldt (1996) reported that 55 percent of youths ages 10 to 18 years participated in a nonschool… 
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