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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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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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Paul M. Wright, Karisa Fuerniss and Nicholas Cutforth

, J.M. , & Wright , P.M. ( 2018 ). Transfer of life skills in sport-based youth development programs: A conceptual framework bridging learning to application . Quest, 70 ( 1 ), 81 – 99 . doi:10.1080/00336297.2017.1348304 10.1080/00336297.2017.1348304 Kidd , B. ( 2013 ). A new social

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Cesar R. Torres

Plato, was expanded to criticize athletes’ “excessive training, eating habits (i.e., gluttony), overspecialization, [and] lack of ‘life skills’” (p. 167). Nowadays, it is relatively rare to find such pointed disparagement of athletes. However—if only indirectly and by comparison with other, supposedly

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Athanasios Papaioannou, Dimitrios Milosis and Christos Gotzaridis

, correspondingly, their autonomous motivation in PE, but maybe in school too. Moreover, interdisciplinary teaching in PE focusing on coping skills and life skills development and teaching students about personal goal setting and other self-regulation techniques (e.g.,  Milosis & Papaioannou, 2007 ) can promote

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Jonathan Miller, Mark Pereira, Julian Wolfson, Melissa Laska, Toben Nelson and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

.1186/1479-5868-5-18 18387174 54. Young DR , Phillips JA , Yu T , Haythornthwaite JA . Effects of a life skills intervention for increasing physical activity in adolescent girls . Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 2006 ; 160 : 1255 – 1261 . http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=205831 . PubMed doi:10

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Leeann M. Lower-Hoppe, Liz A. Wanless, Sarah M. Aldridge and Daniel W. Jones

, captions available upon request, alternative exercises, and instructions for how to obtain technical support. In one vein, transferring ownership of the learning process to students through the integration of blended learning can develop valuable life skills that prepare students for successful entry into

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Feng-Tzu Chen, Su-Ru Chen, I-Hua Chu, Jen-Hao Liu and Yu-Kai Chang

.mhpa.2013.07.001 Pesce , C. , Marchetti , R. , Forte , R. , Crova , C. , Scatigna , M. , Goudas , M. , & Danish , S.J. ( 2016 ). Youth life skills training: Exploring outcomes and mediating mechanisms of a group-randomized trial in physical education . Sport, Exercise, and Performance

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Megan Apse, Roslyn Kerr and Kevin Moore

( Nelson, 2016 ), and furnish children with life skills ( Kremer-Sadlik & Gutierrez, 2013 ); all of which are said to contribute to the health, well-being, and optimal development of children. Psychologist Derek Hook (following Foucault, 1971 ), notes that “the strongest discourses are those which have

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Kurtis Pankow, Amber D. Mosewich and Nicholas L. Holt

.1.21 Gould , D. , Collins , K. , Lauer , L. , & Chung , Y. ( 2007 ). Coaching life skills through football: A study of award winning high school coaches . Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 19, 16 – 37 . doi:10.1080/10413200601113786 10.1080/10413200601113786 Hunter , S.T. , Bedell