Youth sport in the time of COVID-19: considerations for researchers and practitioners

Kelly, Adam L. and Erickson, Karl and Turnnidge, Jennifer (2020) Youth sport in the time of COVID-19: considerations for researchers and practitioners. Managing Sport and Leisure. ISSN 2375-0480

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COVID-19 represents an unprecedented challenge for the youth sport sector. Due to public health policies designed to slow down the transmission of this highly infectious disease and mitigate secondary impacts, youth sport programs around the world have experienced sudden interruptions to their activities. In this commentary, we put forward the Personal Assets Framework as a tool to explore the potential implications of COVID-19 on youth sport development. Adaptations to the dynamic elements of the sport experience, including personal engagement in activities (i.e. virtual coaching; developmental trajectories), quality social dynamics (i.e. athlete relationships; health and well-being), and appropriate settings and organizational structures (i.e. social-cultural factors; safety concerns), are explored. This article will also discuss the potential consequences of changes in these dynamic elements on immediate, short-, and long-term developmental outcomes. Finally, we offer contextual, methodological, and practical considerations for researchers and practitioners operating in youth sport to consider during this crisis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router ** History: epub 09-07-2020; issued 09-07-2020.
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25 June 2020Accepted
9 July 2020Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Coronavirus, pandemic, lockdown, athlete development, personal assets framework, sport experiences
Subjects: CAH03 - biological and sport sciences > CAH03-02 - sport and exercise sciences > CAH03-02-01 - sport and exercise sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Health Sciences
SWORD Depositor: JISC PubRouter
Depositing User: JISC PubRouter
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 12:56
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:37

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