Child Development through Sports
By (author) James H. Humphrey
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Child Development through Sports by James H. Humphrey
Book DescriptionA guidebook for adults involved in children's sports! Child Development Through Sports is a commonsense guide for anyone involved in children's sports, presenting thoughtful analysis with an emphasis on maximizing the development of a child's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual capabilities through sports. Written by Dr. James H. Humphrey, who has been involved in children's sports at every level for nearly 60 years, the book stresses the potential contribution sports participation can make to a child's development and the negative impact it can have if programs are not conducted in an appropriate manner. Child Development Through Sports focuses primarily on the risks and benefits of sports participation for children ages 5-12. This valuable book addresses health and stress as developmental factors, how to identify and develop motor skills, the positive and negative effects of competition, and an overview of the more pressing issues of children's sports, including supervision, injuries, benefits, and interest. The book is largely based on extensive surveys and interviews with proponents and critics of children's sports, including parents, professional athletes, coaches, school personnel, and children themselves. Among the topics Child Development Through Sports addresses are: * the age at which children should begin playing organized sports * which sports are best for children * how many sports a child should play--and how often * how to judge a good sports program * and much more! Child Development Through Sports is an essential resource for parents, teachers, counselors, coaches, and makes a valuable supplemental text for courses in child development and sports management.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780789018281
(216mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James H. Humphrey
Issues in Contemporary Athletics, Hardback (September 2005)
Explores some of the issues in athletics, a world in which virtually everyone has a stake, be it as a child, parent, participant, fan, wanabee or the target of someone telling us to participate more in athletics.
Childhood Stress in Contemporary Society, Hardback (September 2004)
In this work for anyone who works with children, Humphrey (University of Maryland) explains what stress is, how it affects children, and how to help children cope with stress on a daily basis. He describes techniques, exercises, and games that improve children's self-image and help them respond more appropriately to stressors. Annotation 2004 Book
Total Fitness for Children, Paperback (June 2003)
Provides information for adults about how they might better understand total fitness and to encourage them to cultivate it in our most important resource, our children. This book attempts to inform the parents and teachers, and anyone who is concerned about children's health, what efforts must be made to improve the fitness of our children.
Adult Guide to Children's Team Sports, Hardback (October 2002)» View all books by James H. Humphrey
Contents: Introduction; Important Background Information for Adults; Philosophy and Objectives of Children's Sports; Basic Sports Skills Patterns; Football; Baseball; Basketball; Soccer; Volleyball; Conducting the Sports Learning Experience with Children; Index.
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