Module 5 Discussion
First, read Chapter 4 in Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies on youth sport and the article “Hey, Data Data—Swing!” and watch one of the following TEDx Talks:
Sports Can Start Meaningful Conversations or Youth Sports as a Development Zone
OR the podcast Dan Gould on Spartan Podcast With President Simon and Athletic Director Hollis, Advancing Youth Sports
Next, in your initial post to the discussion, address the following:
- What is one major current issue in youth, recreational, or intercollegiate sport, and how is it being addressed?
- Who is currently influencing change to address this issue? Conduct a brief search online, identifying a change maker, and briefly describe how they are influencing change.
- Generally, what value do you believe sport adds to society? Consider cultural, political, and social implications.
In responding to your classmates, be sure to support your explanation by finding outside resources to help prove your point. You should also provide suggestions that reduce/fix/eliminate the issue.