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SSHRC awarded in 2015: An estimated 51% of Canadian children aged 5-14 years regularly participate in youth sport , making it a fundamental feature in the lives of almost two million children and their families. Parents invest substantial amounts of time and money to support their children's...
SSHRC PDG awarded 2014: Merely participating in youth sport does not systematically lead to positive developmental outcomes. Research shows it is necessary to intentionally target social contextual factors --such as organizational structure, coaches, parents, and peer interactions-- to promote...