Dreams for Youth Athlete & Wellness Development Study

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Dreams for Youth Athlete & Wellness Development Study

  1. 1. Board Update June 9, 2009 Presented by: Kampol Surapiboonchai, MA, COE Texas State University
  2. 2. Fall 2008 Pilot Study n = 181 Grades 3-5 HARLANDALE ISD 2 Control Schools 2 Intervention Schools SAN ANTONIO ISD 3 Control Schools 3 Intervention Schools Strong support from Districts on all levels
  3. 3.  No intervention given  Study consent forms only “Regular After School Programming” 1. Snack 2. Homework Assistance 3. Recreation Time (misc activities, board games)
  4. 4.  Study consent forms  Provide Programming: 1. Training Coaches using Elite level instructors to conduct skill development activities 2. Students are taught by coaches and then practice for 3-4 weeks 3. Bring all students together for mini-competitive sessions + “Regular After School Programming” 1. Snack 2. Homework Assistance 3. Recreation Time (DFY-AWD Study)
  5. 5.  Low socio-economic income  Lack of supporting data  Newly acquired data can generate funds for programs.
  6. 6. The primary outcome: If a student is given the opportunity to participate in an organized skilled-based after-school sports program, how will the program impact the school district’s athletic environment?
  7. 7.  Fitness  Behavior  Nutrition  Parent Involvement  Character Education
  8. 8. Chosen with assistance from P.E. Directors and Athletic Directors 1. Soccer 2. Tennis 3. Track & Field 4. Volleyball 5. Golf
  9. 9. 1. HISD Coaches Needs & Assessment 2. SAISD Coaches Needs & Assessment 3. Soccer Survey for Coaches 4. Tennis Survey for Coaches 5. Track & Field Survey for Coaches 6. Nutrition Pre-Post Test 7. Parent Involvement  Focus Group  Parent Survey 8. Character Education Pre-Post Test 9. Fitness (State Fitness Results) 10. Attendance
  10. 10. Incoming students that were considered “below average” SAISD HISD Strength Development 53.6% 75% Speed Development 35.7% 62.5%
  11. 11. Incoming students that were considered “below average” Skills SAISD HISD Catching 14.3% 75% Throwing 35.7% 62.5% Kicking 32.1% 62.5% Accuracy 64.3% 75%
  12. 12. Speed No Some Much Development Improvement Improvement Improvement SAISD 100 HISD 50 50 Accuracy No Some Much Development Improvement Improvement Improvement SAISD 100 HISD 50 50 Power No Some Much Development Improvement Improvement Improvement SAISD 100 HISD 100 Soccer
  13. 13. Speed No Some Much Development Improvement Improvement Improvement SAISD 100 HISD 100 Accuracy No Some Much Development Improvement Improvement Improvement SAISD 100 HISD 100 Power No Some Much Development Improvement Improvement Improvement SAISD 100 HISD 100 Tennis, Track & Field
  14. 14. If students enjoyed learning skills and performing the activities?  100% “Enjoyed” – SAISD & HISD
  15. 15.  100% in both SAISD & HISD said by teaching skills in an organized format, it contributed to higher student participation and a better environment for all.
  16. 16.  The program activated their children's social skills. One parent said, quot; now neighbor’s kids come over and play with my kid. I didn't even know they existed.”
  17. 17.  We have made a quot;Fitnessquot; behavior change in their children. They are playing more and hurrying to do their homework.
  18. 18.  Theprogram has made them better students. Grades are maintained or increased and homework is getting done.
  19. 19.  One of the parent's said it has decreased home discipline problems.  We have made a change in PARENT behavior. Parents are more involved with their children and even participate in sports.  We have increased fitness awareness.
  20. 20.  Parents do not want students in traditional after-school programs anymore. They want SAS to run with PB programs.  Student skills and awareness of sports have increased. Students quot;watch Sportsquot; with their parents now and ask questions. They spend more time with parents.
  21. 21.  Nutrition Recall Pre-Post Test  Character Education Pre-Post Test  Fitness Comparison Control vs. Intervention  Attendance

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