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Youth and Mental Health: The Positive and Negative Effects of Sport.

By: Nicola S

Mental health has become a major issue among youth impacting their development. From class lectures, researchers have proclaimed that between 10-20% of youth are effected by mental illness such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and schizophrenia. 750 more words

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The Principles of L.I.F.E.

Living in the Washington, DC/Metro area has been one of the highlights of my life. Besides being a hop and a skip from President Barack and First Lady Michelle, I am also closer to family, friends and relatives. 420 more words

Tough It Out Kiddo

by Darrion S.

It is no secret there are numerous benefits associated with sports. Although there may be negative consequences picked up from years of sport, such is life where good will inherently parallel bad to an extent. 880 more words

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A Different Lens: Active Video Games

by Brian E.

As a kid, I spent a lot of my time involved in almost every sport I could sign up for. All year round I was involved in practices, traveling to tournaments, and being introduced to new coaches and social environments. 687 more words

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Fight Crime with Sport and Recreation

by James W.

The value of sport and recreation participation is far reaching. Its benefits can be seen in a variety of formats such as improved mental and physical health and increased social and life skills (Yen-Chun, Chalip, & Green, 2016). 689 more words

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Views from the sandbar: An Islander's perspective on the power of positive influences

by Alex W.

I have personally been a massive fan of both organized recreational sport and professional sport for as long as I can remember. I am fortunate to have been raised in a household that could afford to register both me and my little brother for youth sports programs like summer soccer and hockey in the winter, along with other activities here and there throughout both our childhood. 1,552 more words

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"Drop it like its hot": Female drop out rates in youth sport

by Paige H.

Growing up in a small town, there was NOTHING else to do but play sports. All of my friends played sports. My parents had never had the opportunity to participate in organized sport, so they really pushed it on my sister and I as soon as we were old enough to register. 852 more words

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