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PLAYS Blog Post #4: Parental pressure and the professionalization of youth sport: Who pays the real price?

The PLAYS blog is written by Veronica Allan, PhD Candidate. For general inquiries, ideas, comments, or suggestions, please contact Veronica at 7vra@queenu.ca.

 

PLAYS Blog Post #4

Parental pressure and the professionalization of youth sport: Who pays the real price?

PLAYS Blog Post #3: Reflecting on ECSEPS 2018: Extending the reach of the ECSEPS community

The PLAYS blog is written by Veronica Allan, PhD Candidate. For general inquiries, ideas, comments, or suggestions, please contact Veronica at 7vra@queenu.ca.

PLAYS Blog Post #3

Reflecting on ECSEPS 2018: Extending the Reach of the ECSEPS Community

PLAYS Blog Post #2: The Problem with Nike's "Play Less Nice" Campaign

The PLAYS blog is written by Veronica Allan, PhD Candidate. For general inquiries, ideas, comments, or suggestions, please contact Veronica at 7vra@queenu.ca.

The Problem with Nike’s “Play Less Nice” Campaign

What happens when inspiring ad campaigns send the wrong message to young athletes?

PLAYS Blog Post #1: New Year, New Opportunities

If you are reading this blog post, welcome to the exciting world of the Performance Lab for the Advancement of Youth in Sport (PLAYS)! As youth sport researchers, we examine the psychological and social influences that shape the development of young athletes. Broadly speaking, we strive to identify and promote conditions that encourage long-term participation, optimal performance, and personal development in sport.

The purpose of this blog is to provide a platform for discussion regarding current research in the field of sport psychology and its application in the real world. In addition, we hope to provide a research-informed lens through which current sport-focused campaigns, trends, and events can be understood. We would like to use this blog as a means of communicating with researchers and knowledge users alike – anyone with a personal interest or stake in sport. Whether you are an athlete, parent, coach, program coordinator, sport psychologist, or any other member of a sport club, program, organization, or institution, we want YOU to benefit from the information presented here. In order to ensure that our research has a meaningful impact outside of the academic world, we encourage you to reach out to us with your ideas, comments, and suggestions. We want to reach you, help you, and – when possible – partner with you to move sport in a positive direction.

For our first post, we’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves: who we are, what we’ve been working on, and what’s in store for 2018.