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.
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...
Frequently asked questions about the Rutgers SAFETY Course.
Correcting errors can be intertwined with praise and support in different ways for athletes at different stages of maturity. With the very young, success can be defined so broadly that no child fails. With elementary and middle school age children, criticism can be sandwiched between statements of praise and encouragement. With teens and adults, criticisms can be quite direct but be followed by statements of support.
Good planning and good execution are fundamental to running an effective practice. Even a plan made on the back of an envelope as you commute home from work is better than walking into practice cold, telling your young charges to take a few laps for warm-ups, and then trying to figure out what you will do in practice that evening.
These days it seems as though we are constantly hearing of physical injuries occurring with sport. Whether witnessing an injury live or hearing about it from others around us, the news often makes us take a step back and second guess whether the benefits of sport are worth the potential harm.
What is choking? It is not simply losing a winnable game. Nor is it performing poorly on a newly learned skill, a phenomenon quite common in youth sports. It is performing significantly worse than expected given one’s skill level despite a desire for a superior performance in the presence of substantial incentives.
Childhood and adolescence is a time of change, not just in physical appearance, but also in physical performance and ability. Athletes, parents, and...