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Hans van der Mars

, understanding them and finding a way to reach them to develop life skills.” Theme: Not Your Typical Researcher/Scholar I was shocked at his focus on the field rather than the university! I was not used to scholars spending so much time in the field and leading activities rather than collecting data, or indeed

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Lea-Cathrin Dohme, Alexandra J. Rankin-Wright and Sergio Lara-Bercial

integrate life skills development as a formal part of their coaching practice. Camiré, Kendellen, Rathwell, & Felber Charbonneau ( 2018 ) High school sports, including basketball, volleyball, and football 10 coaches Evaluation of coaches’ experience of the pilot implementation of the Coaching for Life

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Terilyn C. Shigeno, E. Earlynn Lauer, Leslee A. Fisher, Emily J. Johnson and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

encounter similar situations during competition. Drawing from similar models for integrating mental skills ( Zakrajsek, Lauer, & Bodey, 2017 ) and life skills ( Bodey, Schaumleffel, Zakrajsek, & Joseph, 2009 ; Bodey & Zakrajsek, 2012 ) into youth sport practices, we emphasize below an experiential learning

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Mayrena I. Hernandez, Kevin M. Biese, Dan A. Schaefer, Eric G. Post, David R. Bell and M. Alison Brooks

in Youth Sports Not at all A little Somewhat Very Extremely How important are the following parts of sports to you?  Winning 14 (1.4) 66 (6.7) 244 (24.8) 378 (38.5) 280 (28.5)  Spending time with friends 20 (2.1) 101 (10.4) 249 (25.6) 366 (37.6) 238 (24.4)  Developing life skills such as teamwork and

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David P. Hedlund, Carol A. Fletcher, Simon M. Pack and Sean Dahlin

opportunities for young athletes to learn life skills (e.g., active lifestyle, confidence, communication, conflict management, discipline, concentration, perseverance). Fraser-Thomas et al. ( 2005 ) also noted the importance of sport coaches in the process of helping young athletes to develop various assets

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Paul M. Wright and David Walsh

focus on underserved youths with the lofty goal of trying to level the playing field a bit. • A holistic educational perspective for kids’ physical activity–based programs that capitalizes on the uniqueness of physical activity embedding social, emotional, and cognitive life skills and values in the

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Michael Dao

yourself, or look after one another? An analysis of life skills in sport for development and peace HIV prevention curriculum . Sociology of Sport Journal, 31 ( 1 ), 287 – 303 . doi:10.1123/ssj.2013-0103 10.1123/ssj.2013-0103 Hasselgard , A. ( 2015 ). Norwegian sports aid: Exploring the Norwegian

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Aubrey Newland, Maria Newton, E. Whitney G. Moore and W. Eric Legg

lessons learned in sports to develop life skills ( Danish, Forneris, & Wallace, 2005 ; Gould, Collins, Lauer, & Chung, 2007 ; Turnnidge, Côté, & Hancock, 2014 ; Vella, Oades, & Crowe, 2011 ). Thus, it is important to investigate the specific characteristics of coaches that relate to PYD. This paper

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Meg G. Hancock, Alicia Cintron and Lindsey Darvin

defined by Lapchick ( 2017 ), professional administration positions are “. . . academic advisor counselor, compliance coordinator/officer, sports information director and assistant directors, strength coaches, life skills coordinators, and managers for business, equipment, fundraisers development

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Carrie W. LeCrom and Tiesha Martin

education about the broader world ( Trunkos & Heere, 2017 ), teaching a critical life skill that can be applied at the micro level (cultural differences in one’s own community) or the macro level (cultural differences across the globe). Meir ( 2017 ) noted the importance of cultural understanding when