Team Building for Youth Sport

  title={Team Building for Youth Sport},
  author={Gordon A. Bloom and Todd M. Loughead and Julie Newin},
  journal={Journal of Physical Education, Recreation \& Dance},
  pages={44 - 47}
JOPERD • Volume 79 No. 9 • November/December 2008 A major component of physical activity for children is participation in team sports at both the recreational and the competitive levels. In Canada, over half (54%) of children ages fi ve to 14 are involved in sports on a yearly basis (Sport Canada, 2000). Similarly, in the United States, 39 percent of children ages nine to 13 participate in organized physical activity (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2002). Weinberg and Gould (2007… 
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    MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
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