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Review monitoring results to modify training plans

Review monitoring results to modify training plans

Figure 8.3 shows a report provided to an athlete and other practitioners. Although electronic and paper formats are popular, practitioners should not be afraid to try alternative approaches to get their messages across. read more
Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership

Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership

A competency-based approach to outdoor leadership began to emerge during the 1980s through a series of studies aimed at identifying the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics considered to be essential to effective outdoor leadership. read more
Ethical Decision-Making Model

Ethical Decision-Making Model

The ethical decision-making model requires a leader to work through the following steps: 1. Identify the problem - Gather as much information as possible to clarify the problem. read more
Facilitation Styles

Facilitation Styles

Facilitation keeps the learner - rather than the facilitator - central to what is happening. Therefore, a leader should be very thoughtful in selecting the style of facilitation used. read more
Title IX and Sport Leadership

Title IX and Sport Leadership

Since the enactment of Title IX legislation in 1972, girls and women have gained access to virtually all sports, from Little League baseball to collegiate wrestling. Indeed, the feats of female athletes have been among the most impressive achievements in the generation since the enactment of Title IX. read more
Discrimination at the End of the Twentieth Century

Discrimination at the End of the Twentieth Century

The Paralympic Games have accommodated disadvantaged athletes for more than a half century. An athletic competition for disabled veterans of World War II first occurred in conjunction with the 1948 Olympic Games; but the first formal Paralympics took place in 1960. read more
Sport in the Cold War

Sport in the Cold War

Although the happy days of the 1950s offered the American Dream for some, the era was fraught with the international tension known as the Cold War. The Communist Soviet Union, although allied with the United States against the fascist powers in World War II, emerged from that struggle as an international power espousing a competing political, philosophical, and economic ideology. read more
Physical Education of Youth

Physical Education of Youth

At the college level, American educators adopted European gymnastics systems to improve the fitness levels of both male and female students. read more
Supplements

Supplements

Several nutritional supplements are marketed with claims of increasing muscular strength and size, but many of these claims lack scientific support. Investing in these ineffective supplements may be a waste of money for the strength athlete. read more
Professionals should be prepared to serve the public

Professionals should be prepared to serve the public

Parks and recreation services is a human services profession. The human services field has the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention and remediation of problems and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of those they serve. read more
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