Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Volume 85, Issue 7, September 2014

joperd-dsDepartments: Editorial 
Another Step in Models-based Practice: Hybridizing Cooperative Learning and Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility
Javier Fernandez-Rio
Pages: 3-5
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937158

Departments: Viewpoint 
Teaching Combined Methods: The Upside
Lisa Clark
Pages: 6-7
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937167

Feature: The Physical Activity Movement Comes of Age 
Judith C. Young
Pages: 8-8
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937172

The Evolution of the Physical Activity Field
Steven N. Blair & Kenneth E. Powell
Pages: 9-12
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937174

The Development and Content of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
David M. Buchner
Pages: 13-16
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937176

From Physical Activity Guidelines to a National Activity Plan
Daniel B. Bornstein & Russell R. Pate
Pages: 17-22
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937189

Promoting Physical Activity: Addressing Barriers and Moving Forward
Aaron Beighle & James R. Morrow Jr.
Pages: 23-26
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937190

Best Practices and Recommendations for Increasing Physical Activity in Youth
Heather Erwin, Michael W. Beets, Erin Centeio & James R. Morrow Jr.
Pages: 27-34
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937197

Summary and Call to Action
Judith C. Young
Pages: 35-35
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937199

Article: Bullying 
Creating Socially Fit Heroes and Reducing the Incidence of Bullying in Elementary Physical Education
Jeanne Wenos, Teri Trick & Jacqueline A. Williams
Pages: 36-41
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937020

Departments: Law Review 
Sport Spectator Seating: ADA Accessibility in Existing Facilities
Jeffrey C. Petersen & Lawrence W. Judge
Pages: 42-43
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937244

Departments: Technology Tips 
Technology in Action: Developing School-wide Activity Programs
Matthew R. Martin & Ryan Zimmerman
Pages: 44-45
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937205

Departments: Issues 
What effect do AAU/travel ball teams have on sport participation at the high school and middle school level?
Pages: 46-47
DOI: 10.1080/07303084.2014.937246

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  1. I believe that AAU ball and travel ball are leading to sports specialization. This specialation causes middle and high school to focus on one sport instead of playing multiple sports. This could hurt their athletic development by them not developing skills in different sports that they could integrate into their primary sport. Specialization could also lead to very little rest time due to playing year round and an increase in injuries. Also, there is the question of whether the quality of coachcing at the AAU or travel the same as the high school or whether travel teams are just rounding up the best players and just traveling around beating other recruited teams instead of working on the fundamentals and player development? Personally I believe AAU focuses too much on athleticism and not enough on fundmentals and player development based on my experiences coaching young athletes.


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