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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Lori Dithurbide, Alison Ede, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

that were positively associated with physical activity at all three time points were parent support, rating by the parent of the child’s physical activity, time spent outdoors on weekends, the child’s sports participation, intramural activities present at the school, and the number of community

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Bronagh McGrane, Danielle Powell, Sarahjane Belton and Johann Issartel

individual sex differences in habitual PA and sports participation at this age ( Barnett et al., 2010 ; O’Brien et al., 2015b ). Van Beurden, Zask, Barnett, and Dietrich ( 2002 ) further reinforce this point in their study by pinpointing the participation in different sporting activities as the reason for

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Rachael C. Stone, Zina Rakhamilova, William H. Gage and Joseph Baker

Indicators Research, 126 ( 1 ), 443 – 465 . doi:10.1007/s11205-015-0887-8 10.1007/s11205-015-0887-8 Downward , P.M. , & Rasciute , S. ( 2011 ). Does sport make you happy? An analysis of the well-being derived from sports participation . International Review of Applied Economics, 25 ( 3 ), 331

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Tamara May, Nicole Rinehart, Lisa Barnett, Trina Hinkley, Jane McGillivray, Helen Skouteris, Delwyne Stephens and Debra Goldfinch

based interventions for children with ASD. Sports participation can provide benefits beyond increased physical activity and improved FMS, such as improved psychological health and social functioning due to the social aspects of participation ( Eime, Young, Harvey, Charity, & Payne, 2013 ). Hence

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Marco Van Brussel, Bart C. Bongers, Erik H.J. Hulzebos, Marcella Burghard and Tim Takken

unnecessary use of the CPET. Information regarding patient history; clinical status (eg, pulmonary function tests, resting electrocardiogram, blood tests); the level of habitual physical activity and sports participation; exercise-related complaints and symptoms; and any clinical contraindications for the

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Nathanial J. Kapsal, Theresa Dicke, Alexandre J.S. Morin, Diego Vasconcellos, Christophe Maïano, Jane Lee and Chris Lonsdale

relationships between objectively measured physical activity and health indicators in school-aged children and youth . Appl Physiol Nutr Metab . 2016 ; 41 : S197 – S239 . doi:10.1139/apnm-2015-0663 8. Perkins DF , Jacobs JE , Barber BL , Eccles JS . Childhood and adolescent sports participation as

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Rose M. Angell, Stephen A. Butterfield, Shihfen Tu, E. Michael Loovis, Craig A. Mason and Christopher J. Nightingale

. Therefore, children that gain excessive body fat may slowly reduce their overall sports participation, including baseball and softball. Such systematic withdrawal from these sports would have an adverse impact on development of a somewhat specialized skill such as striking. Clearly, more study is needed

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Hyo Jung Yoon, Sang Ah Lee, Young Jun Ju, Jin Young Nam and Eun-Cheol Park

–child relationship using a binary questionnaire of leisure-time sports participation (yes/no) for 5201 cases and found that a child or an adolescent with a parent that participated in leisure-time sports had greater odds of participation (mothers: odds ratio = 1.98 and fathers: odds ratio = 2.83). 32 It is difficult

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Ammar Nebigh, Mohamed Elfethi Abed, Rihab Borji, Sonia Sahli, Slaheddine Sellami, Zouhair Tabka and Haithem Rebai

(LM) in both adults and children ( 27 , 39 ), especially when sports participation is initiated before pubertal onset ( 5 , 40 ). In this context, it has been reported that prepubertal volleyball and basketball players demonstrated higher bone mass and LM than sedentary boys ( 5 , 40 ). Similar

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Kent Upham, Brandon J. Auer, Christopher N. Sciamanna, Andrew J. Mowen, Joshua M. Smyth, David E. Conroy, Matthew Silvis, Jennifer L. Kraschnewski, Liza S. Rovniak, Erik Lehman, Kalen Kearcher, Maggie Vizzini and Louis Cesarone

et al, 42 who observed similar levels of perceived enjoyment among obese and nonobese participants in a high-intensity interval training program. Based on national survey data, women have a lower rate of sports participation as adults (16.0% vs 35.0% for men). 15 The goal of PlayFit was to create