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Trisha Patel and Neeru Jayanthi

Institute’s Project Play website with 8 important strategies to help encourage participation in youth athletics ( ASPEN Institute, 2016 ; ASPEN Institute, 2015 ). Recruitment This convenience sample of subjects was recruited with direct physician (a single primary care sports medicine (N.A.J.) solicitation

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Chris Hartley

The current case reports the service delivery experiences of a trainee practitioner working within elite youth athletics, discussing the experiences and challenges associated with encountering clinical issues and appropriate referrals for the first time. Alongside ongoing clinical support, this case warranted ongoing sport psychology service delivery, during which the trainee adopted an acceptance and commitment therapy approach. Interventions were focused toward the promotion of openness to experience and the identification of value-driven behaviors for sport. Service effectiveness was evaluated via a multimodal method including other professionals in a multidisciplinary support team. Reflections on the service delivery highlight the potentially beneficial or detrimental impacts that practitioner beliefs and values may have, as well as issues regarding role clarity, education, and preparedness for sport psychology trainees encountering clinical issues for the first time.

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Jason M. Avedesian, Tracey Covassin, and Janet S. Dufek

Sports-related concussion (SRC) is a major epidemiological concern within the adolescent sport population as it is estimated that 1.1 to 1.9 million cases occur annually in the United States. 1 Sports such as football, lacrosse, and soccer account for the highest SRC rates in youth athletics, and

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Mayrena I. Hernandez, Kevin M. Biese, Dan A. Schaefer, Eric G. Post, David R. Bell, and M. Alison Brooks

scholarships have all led to increasing deliberate practice and competition in youth athletics. This trend has been coined sport specialization. 4 – 8 Sport specialization is commonly defined as year-round participation in a single sport with intense, high-volume training. 9 The consequences of sport

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Makenzie A. Schoeff, Katie R. Morey, James E. Johnson, Anya T. Eicher, and Lawrence W. Judge

internal and external factors associated with Taylor’s motivation to participate in youth athletics would allow students to gain an understanding of the complex network that drives youth sport specialization and the corresponding developmental outcomes. To successfully analyze the current case, it is

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Jeffrey Montez de Oca

, 2018 ). Table  1 shows that 45% listed physical and mental health causes (e.g., breast cancer, lupus, brain tumors, suicide, ongoing medical research, etc.), and 27% listed youth welfare causes (e.g., mentoring, free breakfasts, youth athletics, etc.). This means that almost three-quarters of the

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Charles Macaulay, Joseph Cooper, and Shaun Dougherty

-lot” orientation towards a hyper-competitive arena. High schools maintained a monopoly over the organization of sport from the turn of the 20th century until the inception of Little League Baseball in 1954, which introduced private organizations into the development of youth athletics ( Frankl, 2007 ). The

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Danielle Peers, Timothy Konoval, and Rebecca Marsh Naturkach

include wheelchair-using para-athletes in Canada’s most significant youth athletics program. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that the organization went beyond adding the word. For example, Athletics Canada’s RJTW equipment bag is supposed to have all of the equipment required to run the program, but

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Brad Donohue, Yulia Gavrilova, Marina Galante, Elena Gavrilova, Travis Loughran, Jesse Scott, Graig Chow, Christopher P. Plant, and Daniel N. Allen

, including youth athletics, professional sports, music, theatre, and other populations with unique cultures that require specialized skill sets, and incorporating methods in TOPPS that are absent in traditional evidence-based approaches. Along this vein, the findings in this study provide good effect size