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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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Gregory W. Heath and John Bilderback

neighborhood schools within both south and east Chattanooga are summarized in Table  1 . Physical activity observations among these children, youth, and adults consisted of documentation of sedentary, walking, and vigorous activity/sports participation. The combined observations in south and east Chattanooga

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Morgan N. Clennin and Russell R. Pate

categorized by sports participation status . Pediatr Exerc Sci . 2008 ; 20 ( 2 ): 198 – 210 . PubMed ID: 18579900 doi:10.1123/pes.20.2.198 37. Bai Y , Chen S , Laurson KR , Kim Y , Saint-Maurice PF , Welk GJ . The Associations of Youth Physical Activity and screen time with fatness and

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Vítor Pires Lopes, Linda Saraiva, Celina Gonçalves and Luis P. Rodrigues

and perceived motor competence among adolescents: Associations with motivation, physical activity, and sports participation . Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 ( 21 ), 2027 – 2037 . PubMed ID: 26928601 doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1149608 10.1080/02640414.2016.1149608 De Meester , A. , Stodden , D

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Katherine Reta Devonshire-Gill and Kevin Ian Norton

Canada 1994–2005 . Prev Med . 2010 ; 51 : 384 – 386 . PubMed doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.09.002 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.09.002 20832417 4. Stamatakis E , Chaudhury M . Temporal trends in adults’ sports participation patterns in England between 1997 and 2006: the Health Survey for England . Br J Sports

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Rienk M.A. van der Slikke, Daan J.J. Bregman, Monique A.M. Berger, Annemarie M.H. de Witte and Dirk-Jan (H.) E.J. Veeger

In most Paralympic sports, a classification system is used to attain fair competition among athletes with various levels of impairment. The Paralympic classification systems aim to promote sports participation of people with disabilities by minimizing the impact of eligible types of impairment on

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Jade L. Morris, Andy Daly-Smith, Margaret A. Defeyter, Jim McKenna, Steve Zwolinsky, Scott Lloyd, Melissa Fothergill and Pamela L. Graham

, teachers received a one-to-one PAL training session from the local School Games Organizer (SGO), a qualified teacher who organizes interschool sports participation and competition for all and provides teacher training workshops. The intervention was commissioned by the local authority and was practitioner

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Loriane Favoretto, Zach Hutchison, Claire M. Mowling and Melissa M. Pangelinan

-oriented measures may limit the generalizability of these results. To date, a handful of studies have examined improvements in motor skills resulting from adapted sports participation in adults with disabilities. All of these studies examined the effects of competitive Special Olympics programs and used the product

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Diego Munguia-Izquierdo, Carmen Mayolas-Pi, Carlos Peñarrubia-Lozano, Federico Paris-Garcia, Javier Bueno-Antequera, Miguel Angel Oviedo-Caro and Alejandro Legaz-Arrese

: informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport . Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act . 2013 ; 10 : 98 . PubMed doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-98 23945179 10.1186/1479-5868-10-98 7. Basterfield L , Reilly JK , Pearce MS , et al . Longitudinal associations between sports participation, body

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Vaimanino Rogers, Lisa M. Barnett and Natalie Lander

of actual and perceived motor competence among adolescents: Associations with motivation, physical activity, and sports participation . Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 ( 21 ), 2027 – 2037 . doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1149608 10.1080/02640414.2016.1149608 De Meester , A. , Stodden , D. , Brian