About the book
Regardless of gender, social class, cultural orientation, environmental influences, or abilities, children have an innate need to play, irrespective of whether it is a formal or informal mode. Participation in fitness and sports activities bestow far-reaching benefits on children’s growth, development, health, skill acquisition, and physical performance. It is our responsibility to provide enjoyable conducive opportunities and environments that promote fitness as well as nurture, develop, and perfect skills for optimal sports performance. New trends, technology advancements, and witnessed lifestyle changes may trigger adjustments in traditional training methods or pose challenges for fitness and sports professionals when designing and implementing programs targeting children and adolescents.
This book aims to highlight the current trends, recent advances, and new perspectives in sports and fitness among children and adolescents. The book intends to provide up-to-date and relevant information backed by evidence-based research and developments from various settings and population groups.