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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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Nathan Hall, Brent Bradford, José da Costa and Daniel B. Robinson

environments (e.g.,  Burdette & Whitaker, 2005 ; Chawla, 2006 ; Gray et al., 2015 ). Within Canada, ParticipACTION ( 2015 ) stressed that increasing the time children spend outdoors is one of the most important actions required for enhancing physical activity levels. Based on these findings, aiming to answer

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Sofie Koch, Jens Troelsen, Samuel Cassar and Charlotte Skau Pawlowski

Physical activity (PA) is generally promoted for its numerous physical health benefits, and schools are considered ideal settings for PA promotion ( Janssen & LeBlanc, 2010 ; Morton, Atkin, Corder, Suhrcke, & van Sluijs, 2016 ; Watson, Timperio, Brown, Best, & Hesketh, 2017 ). As such

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Ann Pulling Kuhn, Russell L. Carson, Aaron Beighle and Darla M. Castelli

A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is the national framework for coordinating school-wide approaches used to provide more physical activity (PA) opportunities for students to meet the nationally recommended 60 min/day through the following components: (a) physical education

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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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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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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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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