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Maureen R. Weiss

important to remember that youth sport research is where it is today because of the vision and achievement of pioneering scholars who forged the path in areas of study ( Weiss, 2016 ; Wiggins, 2013 ). Psychology researchers with interest in sport as a developmental context have largely ignored the long

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Maureen R. Weiss

I have always taken a developmental perspective in my scholarly work on youth motivation and physical activity, so I am pleased with the opportunity to highlight the benefits of integrating knowledge from motor development and sport psychology. Integrating theories and research can lead to a fuller

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Jimmy Sanderson and Katie Brown

harmed the entire sports industry, the impact is particularly acute for youth sports, given the sheer volume of participants and the attending substructure that funds this market. In this commentary, we discussed the psychological, developmental, and economic fallout from an unprecedented stoppage in

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Nima Dehghansai, Daniel Spedale, Melissa J. Wilson, and Joseph Baker

when an athlete acquires an injury (acquired impairment; AI) and enters the Para sport stream versus an athlete who was born with a congenital impairment (CI). In a recent study, Dehghansai, Lemez, Wattie, and Baker ( 2017b ) reported that CI athletes reached various developmental milestones (i

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Jacqueline Martins Patatas, Jens De Rycke, Veerle De Bosscher, and Rafael Lima Kons

extensively examined how athletes’ careers can be developed and supported to gain a competitive advantage in able-bodied sports. As a result, there has been a steady growth in the athlete development literature addressing developmental trajectories of elite athletes, otherwise known as athletic career

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A. Paige Lane, Sergio L. Molina, DaShae A. Tolleson, Stephen J. Langendorfer, Jacqueline D. Goodway, and David F. Stodden

; Lubans, Morgan, Cliff, Barnett, & Okely, 2010 ). Identification and description of the underlying developmental dimensions that contribute to skilled performance may allow researchers to understand the mechanisms that relate to the development of intra-task variation in relation to specific skills

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Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu, Bailey Sommerfeld, and Tao Zhang

effectively prevent and treat burnout symptoms among youth athletes, empirical examination of developmental and gender differences is warranted. Athlete burnout is a characteristic that develops over time with more training hours and competitions. Although athletes typically experience biological growth and

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Nadja Schott and Nancy Getchell

Developmental Coordination Disorder Children diagnosed with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) display significant impairment in the development of motor coordination that interferes with academic performance and/or activities of daily living, which are not attributable to any other

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Ken Lodewyk and Lauren McNamara

, preferences (recess likes and dislikes and activity choices), space, time, equipment, and location (indoors or outdoors) as a function of gender and developmental level (children and adolescents) during recess. The social–ecological framework ( Bronfenbrenner & Morris, 2006 ) was used as a theoretical guide

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Ilana Santos de Oliveira, Bárbara Coiro Spessato, Dayana da Silva Oliveira, Romulo José César Lins, and Silvia Wanick Sarinho

The prevalence of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is concerning. The DCD affects around 18% of Brazilian children, with an additional 15% considered to be at risk for the condition ( American Psychiatric Association, 2013 ; Valentini, Clark, & Whitall, 2014 ). The DCD is a substantial