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Transformational Leadership and Positive Youth Development in Basketball

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

A large body of research supports the association between sport participation and positive youth development (PYD). PYD refers to the cultivation of developmental experiences that enable youth to thrive and, ultimately, to develop into adults who will be contributors to society ( Holt & Neely, 2011

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Understanding Positive Youth Development in Sport Through the Voices of Indigenous Youth

Leisha Strachan, Tara-Leigh McHugh, and Courtney Mason

in Canada participate in sport. Research in the area of positive youth development (PYD) claims that structured physical activities are critical for development ( Petitpas, Cornelius, Van Raalte, & Jones, 2005 ). In fact, 92% of Canadians believe that sport can be used as a platform to teach positive

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Research on Positive Youth Development-focused Coach Education Programs: Future Pathways and Applications

Fernando Santos, Daniel Gould, and Leisha Strachan

Research on positive youth development (PYD) through sport has provided valuable insight on how youth sport coaches’ may facilitate positive developmental outcomes such as leadership, respect, and teamwork ( Lacroix, Camiré, & Trudel, 2008 ; Trottier & Robitaille, 2014 ). Several descriptive and

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Coaching Positive Youth Development in Brazil: Recommendations for Coach Education Programs

Patricia Gaion, Michel Milistetd, Fernando Santos, Andressa Contreira, Luciane Arantes, and Nayara Caruzzo

Sport has been considered an important platform for positive youth development (PYD) due to the personal and social skills that may be developed in this context and number of participants involved on a global scale ( Gano-Overway et al., 2009 ). PYD can be defined as an asset-focused approach that

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Process and Outcome Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development-Focused Online Coach Education Course

Fernando Santos, Martin Camiré, Dany J. MacDonald, Henrique Campos, Manuel Conceição, and Ana Silva

Positive youth development (PYD) represents a framework that is widely used within youth sport research ( Holt, 2016 ; Holt et al., 2017 ). As outlined by Damon ( 2004 ), the PYD perspective “…begins with a vision of a fully able child eager to explore the world, gain competence, and acquire the

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The Duality of Sport Social Workers Coaching Critical Positive Youth Development Within Competitive Youth Sport

Cecelia Tarr, Tarkington J. Newman, Fernando Santos, and Stéphanie Turgeon

intersection of positive youth development (PYD) and youth sport coaching ( Camiré, 2021 ; Gould, 2019 ). Moreover, given the current sociopolitical landscape—which includes increased systemic racism and inequities ( Newman, Turgeon, et al., 2022 ), the proliferation of sexism and gender inequity ( Jeanes et

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Broadening Horizons: A Case Study of an International Partnership to Promote Sport, Positive Youth Development, and Literacy

Ray N. Fredrick III, Risto Marttinen, Kelly Johnston, and Juana Fernandez

for more research into evaluation of positive youth development (PYD; Holt et al., 2017 ) along with a desire to expand its “reach” beyond the United States, the Reflective Educational Approach to Character and Health (REACH) team sought to build on the lessons learned from its programming in the

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Sport and Physical Activity for Positive Youth Development Related to Social and Emotional Learning: Reflections From the Know-Do Gap

Paul M. Wright

collaborators in the know-do gap. I draw on this experience to describe and reflect on what we know and still need to in terms of sport and physical activity for positive youth development (PYD) related to social and emotional learning (SEL). It is interesting that biomedical and public health research, which

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The Experiential Nature of Coach Education Within a Positive Youth Development Perspective: Implications for Practice and Research

Tarkington J. Newman, Fernando Santos, António Cardoso, and Paulo Pereira

Positive youth development (PYD) highlights the need to consider how youth develop continuously through constant interactions with environmental systems (e.g., sociopolitical history, culture), external assets (e.g., coaches, parents), and internal predispositions (e.g., individuals’ contribution

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Evaluating Girls on the Run in Promoting Positive Youth Development: Group Comparisons on Life Skills Transfer and Social Processes

Maureen R. Weiss, Lindsay E. Kipp, Alison Phillips Reichter, and Nicole D. Bolter

It is widely believed that participating in sport teaches youth desirable attitudes, skills, and behaviors that can generalize to other domains, such as school and family ( 13 , 30 ). However, theory and research on coach–athlete interactions ( 17 ) and positive youth development ( 30 , 44