On Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison sparked a ferocious debate about the merits of handing out participation trophies to youth-athletes.
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On Tuesday, HBO's Real Sports featured a segment on the potential ramifications of the "trophy culture" in youth sports, in which youth-athletes receive trophies for participation rather than athletic success.
March 02, 2015
The National Athletic Trainers' Association issued recommendations for how to recognize and help student-athletes with psychological concerns and/or mental disorders.
August 27, 2014
For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.
March 02, 2014
The NFL team's troubles are only a microcosm of a global phenomenon that is just as likely to happen at a high school as it is in a professional sports franchise, and has its roots in teenage harassment.
January 25, 2013
Adolescent girls who participated in an 8-month dance intervention program reported dancing to have a positive influence on their self-esteem.
October 10, 2011
College football players who felt comfortable displaying emotion—both positive (happiness) and negative (sadness)—were found to have higher self-esteem than those who shunned emotion, according to three new studies.
July 12, 2011
A continuous program of sports helped boys improve their self-control and reduce overall feelings of aggression, according to a new study from Israel.
February 18, 2011
The L.A. Lakers' Ron Artest brought his advocacy for mental-health awareness to the nation's capital yesterday, discussing the issue with members of Congress, according to CNN. Artest, appearing in a panel on behalf of Rep. Grace Napolitano, spoke on behalf of the Mental Health in Schools Act (whic...