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date: 04 August 2020

Play vs. Organized Sport 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Michael L. SachsMichael L. SACHS

The contrast between play—exercise or other action for amusement and recreation—and organized sport—generally adult-controlled activities such as baseball, football, and other traditional sports—is considerable and is important in the psychosocial and physical development of children and adolescents. Although there is room for both in the lives of children and adolescents, most experts agree that time should be made available for children and adolescents to play. ...

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