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Robert T. Pearson, Timothy Baghurst and Mwarumba Mwavita

of purpose, and aid in the development of life skills of team members ( Saavedra, 2013 ). These are just a few of the many behaviors and characteristics expected of a modern coach that must be balanced with winning, which can be a very visible and critical component of their job ( Van Mullem, 2015

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Ken R. Lodewyk

delve more deeply into these and other trait personality correlates in PE. To illustrate, more study is needed into associations between honesty-humility, agreeableness and the life skills or attitudes of students in PE since both of those personality dimensions have been associated with cooperative

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Samuel T. Forlenza, Scott Pierce, Robin S. Vealey and John Mackersie

Pierce is an assistant professor at the school of kinesiology and recreation at Illinois State University. He is from New Zealand and completed his PhD at Michigan State University in sport psychology. His research interests focus on the development of psychological skills for sport performance and life

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Daniel J. Brown, Rachel Arnold, Martyn Standage and David Fletcher

et al., 2011 ). An accumulation of knowledge in this area has been further hindered by scholars opting to include thriving as a subsidiary variable in studies where the focus of investigation has centered on other constructs (e.g., life skills, mental toughness). Collectively, these endeavors have

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Bradley Fawver, Garrett F. Beatty, John T. Roman and Kevin Kurtz

and winning competitions, particularly in older athletes ( Santos et al., 2017 ). The typical belief is that positive psychological development and life skills simply happen implicitly as a by-product of sport participation ( Bean & Forneris, 2017 ). Indeed, athletes can learn psychological skills

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Scott Westfall

some bigger things that teach kids life skills. Moreover, Coach #11 affirmed, “If I could put a sentence together it would be that I teach educational athletics. We’re going to teach the kids how to be good people and good citizens, along with teaching them how to be good football players.” Other

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Cassidy Preston, Veronica Allan, Lauren Wolman and Jessica Fraser-Thomas

.1123/jtpe.21.1.16 10.1123/jtpe.21.1.16 Gould , D. , & Carson , S. ( 2008 ). Life skills development through sport: Current status and future directions . International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1 ( 1 ), 58 – 78 . doi:10.1080/17509840701834573 10.1080/17509840701834573 Gould , D

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Stephen Hills, Matthew Walker and Marlene Dixon

study advances work in the area by leveraging Coalter’s arguments while focusing on a single case study. Study Context Originating in India, Magic Bus is an SFD charity that works with children to provide “a better life with better awareness, better life skills, and better opportunities” ( Magic Bus

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Richard A. Sille, Martin J. Turner and Martin R. Eubank

with psychological well-being and mental health in youth athletes through holistic development ( Bailey et al., 2009 ; MacNamara, Button, & Collins, 2010a , 2010b ). The growing body of evidence from the life-skills literature (e.g.,  Cronin, Allen, Mulvenna, & Russell, 2018 ) is consistent with

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Florence Lebrun, Áine MacNamara, Dave Collins and Sheelagh Rodgers

contexts (e.g., opportunities, needs, or benefits of life skills transfer; Kendellen & Camiré, 2019 ). In addition, this type of intervention may also provide athletes with sufficient awareness and tools to monitor, early detect, and fight against developing MHIs. However, in order to be as efficient as