Lauren Davenport, head of development from US Lacrosse, engages in an elevated conversation regarding proper youth athlete training and coaching education. Solutions range anywhere from better separating the athletes in terms of age, to encouraging them to play multiple sports.
AS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW
To read Kobe Bryant’s book Mamba Mentality:
To read about Skinner’s theories on child development:
Gewirtz, J. L., & Pelaez-Nogueras, M. (1992). BF Skinner's legacy in human infant behavior and development. American Psychologist, 47(11), 1411.
Williams, D. (2018, November 14). Child Development Theories: B. F. Skinner. First Discoverers. https://www.firstdiscoverers.co.uk/b-f-skinner-child-development-theories/.
To read from psychologist Piaget, explore the work cited below as well as the link to his literary works!
Piaget, J. (1976). Piaget’s theory. In Piaget and his school (pp. 11-23). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
To read psychologist Vygotsky’s work:
Vygotsky, L. S., van der Veer, R. E., Valsiner, J. E., & Prout, T. T. (1994). The Vygotsky reader. Basil Blackwell.
To read about the relative age effect:
Ek, S., Wollmer, P., Karlsson, M. K., Peterson, T., Thorsson, O., Olsson, M. C., ... & Dencker, M. (2020). Relative Age Effect of Sport Academy Adolescents, a Physiological Evaluation. Sports, 8(1), 5.
More about multiple intelligence theory:
Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences - NIU - Center for innovative teaching and learning. Northern Illinois University. (n.d.). https://www.niu.edu/citl/resources/guides/instructional-guide/gardners-theory-of-multiple-intelligences.shtml.
More about youth sport programs in Norway:
Bjørndal, C. T., & Gjesdal, S. (2020). The role of sport school programs in athlete development in Norwegian handball and football. European Journal for Sport and Society, 17(4), 374-396.
More about the statistics of making it past high school sports:
On the correlation between musicianship and sports.
Maharjan, P. (2018). Bimanual Training and Its Effects on Motor Control: A Comparative Study of College-Level Musicians and Athletes. Western Illinois University.
Bianco, V., Berchicci, M., Perri, R. L., Quinzi, F., & Di Russo, F. (2017). Exercise-related cognitive effects on sensory-motor control in athletes and drummers compared to non-athletes and other musicians. Neuroscience, 360, 39-47.
Combined theories of the psychologists mentioned in the show:
More about the rich history of lacrosse:
Origin & history. World Lacrosse. (2020, March 4). https://worldlacrosse.sport/about-world-lacrosse/origin-history/.
Essa, M., Arellano, A., Stuart, S., & Sheps, S. (2021). Sport for Indigenous resurgence: Toward a critical settler-colonial reflection. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 10126902211005681.
More on sport coaching:
Moreno, T. (2020). Quality sport coaching in action: The application of the national standards for sport coaches to the high-performance sport context. Strategies, 33(6), 36-41.
For more on the relative age effect in foreign countries:
Dugdale, J. H., McRobert, A. P., & Unnithan, V. B. (2021). “He’s just a wee laddie”: the relative age effect in male Scottish soccer. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 103.
For more on early sport specialization:
Rugg, C. M., Coughlan, M. J., Li, J. N., Hame, S. L., & Feeley, B. T. (2021). Early sport specialization among former National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes: trends, scholarship attainment, injury, and attrition. The American journal of sports medicine, 49(4), 1049-1058.
Hochstetler, D. (2020). Risk and Uncertainty in Youth Sport: A Philosophical Look at Specialization. Journal of Emerging Sport Studies, 3(1), 3.
Werner, C., Waite, L., Turner, K., Storch, E. A., Björgvinsson, T., & McIngvale, E. (2021). The Pre-Performance Ritual: A Recipe for Success or a Path