Translating Research to Practice: Getting Started with Afterschool-Based Physical Activity Programs
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Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs) have been identified as an intervention toward improving physical activity opportunities for youth throughout the school day. One of the five elements of a CSPAP is afterschool programming. This paper translates the varied research about youth engagement in physical activity into a consumable axiom for those chosen to lead CPSAP efforts; more specifically, after school programming. In addition, the author provides an overview of his experience and perspective with preparing and delivering his own after school programs. In conclusion, the author addresses the significance of having principal support as you implement a CSPAP.