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Youth Sport Programs: An Avenue to Foster Positive Youth Development

Jessica L. Fraser-Thomas, Jean Cote, and Janic Deakin

The Big Idea 

Richard Feynman (1918-1988), the celebrated theoretical physicist, once wrote about an experience he had while visiting Hawaii.  It was suggested that he visit a Buddhist monk who lived high up in the mountains.  He did so.  Somewhere in their discussion, the monk told Feynman something he never forgot.  The monk said: “To Man is given the key to the gates of heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell.”

When we talk of youth sport programs, this is...

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