Improving health through youth sports: is participation enough?

  title={Improving health through youth sports: is participation enough?},
  author={Michael F. Bergeron},
  journal={New directions for youth development},
          27-41, 6
  • M. Bergeron
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Education
  • New directions for youth development
The health benefits of engaging in regular physical activity are widely known: enhanced cardiorespiratory fitness, increased muscular strength and endurance, and favorable cholesterol and other profiles. Nevertheless, particularly in youth sports programs run by volunteer, and perhaps inadequately trained, coaches, many youth may not realize the health benefits of sports participation due to a number of factors, among them, inappropriate coach-child ratios, limited space, or mismatched… 

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