Development of Sport: Research Resources
by Adam Goodwin | 2016 | Last Updated: May 15, 2016
Sport development is a large field. It includes using sport for development (e.g., Right to Play). It also includes getting people involved with and participating in sport (at all levels – elite, competitive, mass, recreational).
As it is a very large field, below are some key research articles that I have read. This may be of assistant for people who are looking for a few articles about different aspects of the field. The below are focused on the development of sport (i.e., getting people participating in sport, and retaining sport participants).
A Few Resources
I have tried to find URLs for freely available articles/resources. If a resource is not available to you and you would like a copy, let me know and I will try to track something down for you.
- Athlete burnout: Coakley (1992). Burnout among adolescent athletes: A personal failure or social problem? Sociology of Sport Journal.
- Athletes transitioning: Pearson & Petipas (1990). Transitions of athletes: Developmental and preventive perspectives. Journal of Counseling and Development.
- Designing the youth sport system: Barcelona & Young (2010). The role of municipal park and recreation agencies in enacting coach and parent training in a loosely coupled youth sport system. Managing Leisure [a peer-reviewed journal].
- Retaining sport participants: Wall & Cote (2007). Developmental activities that lead to dropout and investment in sport. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.
- Recruiting sport participants: Gillard & Witt (2008). Recruitment and retention in youth programs. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.
- Specialization: Coakley (2010). The “logic” of specialization: Using children for adult purposes. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
- Supporting (young) coaches: Meckbach & Larsson (2011). Young coaches and supportive environments. Sport Science Review.
- The other side of sport (e.g., umpires): Kellett & Warner (2011). Creating communities that lead to retention: The social worlds and communities of umpires. European Sport Management Quarterly.
- Volunteers: Sandford, Armour, and Stanton (2010). Volunteer mentors as informal educators in a youth physical activity program. Mentoring & Tutoring.