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Here are some important resources for you to have a developmentally appropriate youth program or developmentally appropriate team program.  I will continue to update this section in an effort to help coaches with valuable resources.

These resources include developmental milestones of children and teenages (cognitive, physical, psychological) as well as important information to improve your coaching as well as improve your program or team.

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DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES (Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, Psychological)
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Childhood Ages Six through Twelve
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/pdfs/fcs465.pdf

Development During the School-Age Years of 6 Through 11. Univeristy of Missouri Extension
http://extension.missouri.edu/p/GH6235

Inside the Teenage Brain (Frontline)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/

Adolescent Development
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/350/350-850/350-850.html

Adolescent Growth & Development
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/350/350-850/350-850_pdf.pdf

Adolescent Dression
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/350/350-851/350-851_pdf.pdf

Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Pyscho-Socal Factors
http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/user_files/files/CAAWS%20CS4L%20Engaging%20Women(1).pdf
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DEVELOPMENTAL BOWLING DRILLS to IMPROVE THE PHYSICAL GAME
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http://bowlingknowledge.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=16&Itemid=50

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BOWLING RELATED RESOURCES
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 Building a competitive team: Three domains that can improve your team’s performance
http://bowlingknowledge.info/images/stories/feb_2012_btm.pdf
 
Evaluating Youth Players for Success at the College Level: What You Can Do to Measure Preparedness
http://bowlingknowledge.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=242&Itemid=34

Longterm Athletic Development Model
http://bowlingknowledge.info/images/stories/slowinskimar11.pdf
 
Beyond Skill: What It Takes To Build a Team  
http://bowlingknowledge.info/images/stories/slowinskidec09.pdf

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IMPROVING YOUR COACHING 
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 The Female Athlete Perspective: A Guide for Coaches/Parents/Administrators
http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/The%20Female%20Athlete%20Perspective.pdf

How Coaches Can Talk to Their Female Athletes About Weight Control and Nutrition
http://assets.teamusa.org/assets/documents/attached_file/filename/33293/How_Coaches_can_talk_to_their_Female_Athletes.pdf

GROW Model to Motivate Athletes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GXnaimKBqTA#!

No Accidential Champions: Lomg-Term Athletic Development for Athletes with a Disability
http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/No%20Accidental%20Champions.pdf

Training Athleties with Disabilities
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/Training%20Athletes%20with%20a%20Physical%20Disability.pdf

Winning Ways to Talk with Young Children
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/350/350-721/350-721.html

Developing Responsibility And Self Management In Young Children: Goals Of Positive Behavior Management
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/350/350-052/350-052_pdf.pdf

Specifical Considerations for the Elite Youth, High School & College Bowler        
http://bowlingknowledge.info/images/stories/slowinskimay_08.pdf

Positive Coaching Alliance Tools for Coaching
http://www.positivecoach.org/our-tools/tools-for-coaches/

 United States Olympic Council (2006 Fall).    
http://assets.usoc.org/assets/documents/attached_file/filename/5991/Fall_2006_Olympic_Coach.pdf
Youth athletes repond to the following:
-Why I Play Sports
-What I Like About My Sport
-What My Coach Does that I Don't Like

Lauer, L. Eliminating the “Going Through the Motions” Syndrome: Consistent Practice Intensity
http://www.educ.msu.edu/ysi/articles/lauerpracticeintensity.pdf
Institute for the study of Youth Sports, Michigan state University

USOC (2001, December) The Development of Psychological Talent in US Olympic Champions
http://www.educ.msu.edu/ysi/articles/USOCTalentDevelopment.pdf

Hedstrom, R. & Gould, D. (2004).  Research in Youth Sports: Critical Issues Status.  Institute for the Study of Youth Sports
http://www.educ.msu.edu/ysi/articles/NFLCharitiesCoachingLifeSkills.pdf
- Youth Sport Coaching: Development, Approaches, and Educational Needs
- Youth Sports: Involvement, Participation, and Dropout
- Role of Parents in Youth Sports
- Youth Sports: Talent Development and Sports Specialization
- The Benefits of Youth Sport Participation

Coaching in the Last Ten Minutes: Ten Things to Remember
http://assets.teamusa.org/assets/documents/attached_file/filename/33292/Coaching_in_the_Last_Few.pdf

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LONGTERM DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH 
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 Balyi, I & Way, R. The Role of Monitoring Growth in Long-Term Athlete Development.  Candian Sport for Life
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/The%20Role%20of%20Monitoring%20Growth%20in%20LTAD.pdf

Tables for Plotting Growth
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/Mon%20Growth%20Appendix%204.pdf

10 Stages of Longterm Athletic Development
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/CS4L%20Summary.pdf

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MENTAL GAME RESOURCES 
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 Cohn, P (2008).  10 'Costly' Mental Game Mistakes Athletes Make Before Competition
http://www.peaksports.com/top_pregame_mistakes.pdf

USOC Sport Psychology’s "TOP TEN" Guiding Principles for Mental Training
http://assets.teamusa.org/assets/documents/attached_file/filename/33300/USOC_Sport_Psych_Top_Ten.pdf

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IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS with PARENTS/SETTING EXPECTATIONS with PARENTS

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USA Tennis.  Parent Behavior Checklist
http://www.educ.msu.edu/ysi/parents/USTA_parent_checklist.pdf

Lauer, L. Making Parents a Part of Your Team. Institute for the study of Youth Sports, Michigan state University
http://www.educ.msu.edu/ysi/news/11182010_ASEP_webinar.htm

Maximizing the Sport Experience of Your Child
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/Maximizing%20the%20Sport%20Experience%20for%20our%20Children.pdf

How to Become a Winning Parent
http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=2208&itemid=4006&mid=11878

Longterm Athletic Development for Parents
http://canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/CAC%20LTAD%20for%20Parents.pdf

Longterm Athletic Development Briefing for Parents
http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/Information%20for%20Parents.pdf

Sport for Life: A Parent's Guide
http://www.canadiansportforlife.ca/sites/default/files/resources/A%20Sport%20Parent%27s%20Guide.pdf

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