Enriching Athlete—Environment Interactions in Youth Sport: The Role of a Department of Methodology

DAVIDS, Keith, ROTHWELL, Martyn, HYDES, Sam, ROBINSON, Tim and DAVIDS, Charlie (2023). Enriching Athlete—Environment Interactions in Youth Sport: The Role of a Department of Methodology. Children, 10 (4): 752.

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The aim of this insights paper is to propose how the theory of ecological dynamics may invite re-consideration of how sport scientists could support performance, learning and development of children and youth in sports programmes. We seek to outline why learning should be individualised and contextualised, based on the specific needs of learners, such as children and youth, women and disabled athletes in sport. Case examples from individual and team sports are presented to illustrate how constraints can be designed to enrich interactions of children and youth with different performance environments, based on integrating principles of specificity and generality in learning and development. These case examples suggest how a collaborative effort by sport scientists and coaches in children and youth sport may be undertaken in a department of methodology to enrich learning and performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3213 Paediatrics; 4206 Public health
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/children10040752
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2023 10:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 15:47
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31761

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