oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Children in Sport: The psycho-social implications of competitive sport during the middle-childhood years

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Competition has been a pervasive phenomenon throughout the course of man's history. Not only has our achievement-orientated adult world allowed it to creep into almost every facet with great frequency and magnitude, but it is estimated that in the United States alone, over 17 million children between the ages of 6-16, are presently participating in adult-organised competitive youth sport programmes.

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