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Matthew O. Fullmer, Carol Wilkinson, Keven A. Prusak, Dennis Eggett and Todd Pennington

Due, in part, to leisure-time inactivity, obesity and related chronic health issues effect the lives of many adolescents in the United States ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015a ; Currie et al., 2012 ). Participating regularly in physical activity is a key factor in maintaining

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Shannon Gadbois, Anne Bowker, Linda Rose-Krasnor and Leanne Findlay

Research on youth participation in extracurricular activities has shown an array of benefits including better academic performance, emotion regulation, initiative, and positive social development (e.g.,  Denault & Poulin, 2016 ; Eccles, Barber, Stone, & Hunt, 2003 ; Hansen, Skorupski, & Arrington

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Michelle E. Jordan, Kent Lorenz, Michalis Stylianou and Pamela Hodges Kulinna

Physical activity (PA) guidelines for children and adolescents highlight the need for PA and knowledge for developing healthy lifestyles ( USDHHS, 2008 ; WHO, 2010 ). However, a large proportion of American youth is not meeting the PA guidelines ( National PA Plan Alliance, 2014 ) and is lacking

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Jade A.Z. Haycraft, Stephanie Kovalchik, David B. Pyne and Sam Robertson

Combines 1 , 2 , 5 ; however, testing is sporadic within local participation levels. 6 , 7 Considering that physical fitness and match activity profile can influence a player’s selection into the talent pathway from local participation levels, it is important to establish the existing differences between

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Danielle Peers

ethically be fixed ( Hobbs & Rice, 2013 ). In short, “The Heterosexual Questionnaire” was an axiological intervention. In this article, I am attempting to make a similar axiological intervention within the context of adapted physical activity (APA): one that renders noticeable the tacit values, and ethical

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Dierdra Bycura, Pamela Hodges Kulinna, Janice Jirsak and Rachelle Jones

The purpose of this study was to explore Native American students’ participation patterns and self-reported physical activities. Participants (N = 376) completed the previously validated Physical Activity Questionnaire (PAQ) a four part 83-item recall questionnaire from the NIH Pathways Study. Data analyses included internal consistency reliability, descriptive statistics and Kappa tests investigating stability over reporting time periods. Similar to urban students’ reports, these Native American students reported frequent participation in only a few types of physical activities along with common reports of sedentary behaviors. While this study adds to our knowledge of Native American students’ physical activity preferences and activity patterns, more information is needed to aid development of specific, culturally relevant physical activity programming.

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Moira Lafferty and Caroline Wakefield

member of their old team to a “rookie” or “newbie” in their varsity side. This change of status and entry to the new squad are often accompanied by the athletes’ having to participate in a series of initiation activities, often described as a rite de passage ( Campo, Poulos, & Sipple, 2005 ). Through

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Jaehun Jung, Willie Leung, Bridgette Marie Schram and Joonkoo Yun

The benefits of engaging in physical activity have been well documented. Physical activity reduces cardiometabolic risk factors, depression ( Bassuk & Manson, 2005 ; Herring, Puetz, O’Connor, & Dishman, 2012 ), and risk of 13 types of cancers ( Moore et al., 2016 ). It also improves blood pressure

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Donna L. Goodwin and Amanda Ebert

Physical activity programs for youth extend beyond school-based opportunities (physical education, intramurals, and recess) to encompass family, neighborhood, and community programs ( Beets, Wallner, & Beighle, 2010 ; Kohl & Cook, 2013 ). Community-based after-school programs, those that are not

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Zachary Wahl-Alexander and Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

dependent on the nature and effectiveness of the other three systems ( Griffin, Siedentop, & Tannehill, 1998 ; Hastie & Siedentop, 1999 ). The instructional system consists of the activities in which students engage that are intended to facilitate learning ( Griffin et al., 1998 ; Jones, 1992 ). This