Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. Stan Sady
Dr. Kris Berg
Dr. Ray Millimet
Participation by children in competitive sports programs has increased considerably within the past 20 years, in part because of the increased number of competitive sports programs available for children (59). Furthermore, children are becoming increasingly involved at younger ages (48). Frequently, these programs are very physical, and actively competitive with little consideration given to how the children may respond or adapt to the strenuous exercise. It is tacitly assumed that children sports participants will experience the same physiological and physical benefits as would adult participants .
Thomson, Wade Hoyt, "The Physiological and Physical Effects of a Seven Week Summer Wrestling Camp on Experienced Prepubescent Wrestlers" (1982). Student Work. 3036.
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