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In sports such as football, boys pursuing CFL or NFL dreams begin training early. In addition to the traditionally organized sports in the school system, most competitive sports for children involve comprehensive club systems with regional and national competitions. In season practices, competition schedules, and personal training add up to a daily commitment. Courtesy of Kevin Wamsley (p. 296)

Former NHL star Pat Lafontaine, who won the Masterton trophy in 1995, was named to the Hall of Fame on 11 June 2003. Lafontaine scored 468 goals and 545 assists in his 15 seasons with the New York Islanders, Buffalo, and the New York Rangers. © Reuters/CORBIS (p. 299)

Even though girls and young women now bring their own physical styles to sport, sport leaders fear the dropping levels of participation. There are more opportunities than ever for girls to play sports. We have not, however, achieved a state where girls and boys enthusiastically participate in daily physical activity or choose to adopt exercise and sport as lifelong activities, in spite of our knowledge of the long-term health benefits of activity and its contribution to quality of life. Courtesy of Kevin Wamsley (p. 304)