Literature in the Field

Here are some accessible pieces of literature that were used in the creation of this website. Select an article to explore more information surrounding the development of the youth through physical activity. 

Dr. Donna L. Merkel

May 2013

"Youth sport: positive and negative impact on young athletes"

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Dr. MinKyoung Song

March 2013

"Meeting the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Among U.S. Youth"

Dr. William Roberts

January 2014

"Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sports"

Dr. Ian Jassen and Dr. Allana G. Leblanc

May 2010

"Systematic review of the health benefits of physical activity and fitness in school-aged children and youth"

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi

May 2013

"Sports Specialization in Young Athletes. Evidence-Based Recommendations"

Dr. Sarahjane Belton

February 2014

"Youth-Physical Activity Towards Health: evidence and background to the development of the Y-PATH physical activity intervention for adolescents"

Dr. John DiFiori

December 2010

"Evaluation of Overuse Injuries in Children and Adolescents"

Dr. Frank Perna

October 2011

"The Association of State Law to Physical Education Time Allocation in US Public Schools"

Dr. Shannon Monnat

December 2014

"Correlates of State Enactment of Elementary School Physical Education Laws"

Dr. Russell Pate

February 2011

"OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Helping Youth Be More Active"