Developing Executive Functions and Social Emotional Learning through Sport

This blog was adapted from a SIRCuit article written by Dr. Vicki Harber. For the full article, click here . Within Canada, there is some concern that an ethos of “winning at all costs” has infiltrated youth sport, degrading the quality of the sport experience resulting in reduced participation (Brenner, 2016) and increased injury (Jayanthi et al., 2013). Building psychological, cognitive, social...Read more

Tips on how to deliver a quality youth sport program

Many individuals and organizations have devoted considerable time to identifying core ingredients to achieve desired outcomes from youth sport participation. For example, Eccles and Gootman (2002) have identified eight program setting features that have been proposed to foster positive development in youth programming, including providing an appropriate structure, opportunities for belonging,...Read more