Autism describes a spectrum of traits which affect the athlete’s ability to communicate, relate to others, understand language, and play effectively with others.
The following model policies regarding banning a person from a school or community sponsored youth sports event are promulgated in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 2002, Chapter 74.
This model athletic code of conduct is promulgated in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 2002, Chapter 74.
This resource from the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association includes a Sample Parent and Guardian Fact Sheet and a Sample Return to Play Protocol.
Including and Coaching Individuals With Disabilities in Recreational Youth Sport Programs In community youth sport programs (vs. “travel ball”)...
New Jersey's Little League Law (2A:62A-6 et. seq.) Provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer athletic coaches, managers, or...
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What factors distinguish positive coaching from negative coaching? The distinctions are far more complex than simply being nice or nasty.
Coaching styles range from the classic “drill sergeant” style associated with Vince Lombardi to a hands-off approach described as laissez faire. Which style is best depends upon a number of factors including the coach’s personality, why the athletes have chosen to participate, the maturity of the athletes, and the specific task to be taught.
Effective coaches not only teach sports skills, they also help young athletes learn strategies for faster learning. Many athletes learn slowly because they lack skills relating to how to learn. Effective coaches try to develop progressions that teach young athletes the required skills for efficient learning.