Programming: Health & Fitness
School and Agency-Sponsored Youth Sports Programs Share Common Goals
by Dr. Vern Seefeldt September 1982
This article originally appeared in the September 1982 issue of AB with the title, “Can School, Non-School Sports Work Toward Common Goals? A look at the background, roles and prospects for better cooperation.”
Despite the appearance of an aversive relationship between school programs and agency-sponsored youth sports, there are more similarities than differences in the goals and objectives. In fact, youth sports for children below 14 years of age grew out of a public school curriculum that was originally devoid of any kind of organized physical activity.
Physical Fitness for All
by C. Carson Conrad May 1980
This article originally appeared in the May 1980 issue of AB with the headline, “Do We Have the Desire and Determination to Promote Physical Fitness for All?”
The rationale for the first National Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports for All was a conviction that our knowledge and understanding of physical fitness and sport have outrun the dissemination and application of new information.
The conference represents merely the first step in addressing the problems that it was called to consider. The second step—and it is the longer and more difficult of the two—involves carrying this information back to the areas that we represent and seeing that it is put into practice. Unless we do that, our efforts here will have been largely in vain.