Chapter 29. The Young Athlete with a Mental Disability

  1. Helge Hebestreit and
  2. Oded Bar-Or
  1. Bo Fernhall

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch29

The Young Athlete

The Young Athlete

How to Cite

Fernhall, B. (2007) The Young Athlete with a Mental Disability, in The Young Athlete (eds H. Hebestreit and O. Bar-Or), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch29

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156479

Online ISBN: 9780470696255



  • young athlete;
  • mental disability;
  • aerobic fitness;
  • mental retardation;
  • social skills


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Tests of aerobic fitness in children with mental retardation

  • Aerobic Capacity of Children with Mental Retardation

  • Muscle Strength in Children with Mental Retardation

  • Physical Activity Levels in Children with MR

  • Effect of Exercise Training on Children with MR

  • Individuals with Down Syndrome-A special case

  • Potential for High Level Athletic Performance in Children with MR

  • Potential Risks of Sport Participation in Children with MR

  • Challenges for Future Research

  • References