Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 July 2020

Youth Sports 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Jay CoakleyJay COAKLEY

Youth sports—formally organized games designed for children and adolescents—have become widely popular only since the 1950s. Youth sports developed from the belief that the sons of wealthy and powerful people in society could learn through sports to become future leaders in business, government, and the military. In places where family income is very low, there are typically few, if any, youth sports. ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.