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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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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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Cory E. Dixon, Peter A. Hastie, and Jared A. Russell

qualitatively examine the pedagogical experiences of undergraduate PETE seniors as they taught physical education at a youth development center (YDC) and, then, how it informed their implementation of CRP during their subsequent internship. The two research questions that guided this study were: (a) How do PETE

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Cory E. Dixon, Jared A. Russell, and Peter A. Hastie

nonprofit organization ( Galvan, 2010 ; Galvan & Parker, 2011 ). Nontraditional settings are operationalized in this study as any setting outside of a typical K–12 space or time frame. Youth development centers (YDCs), detention centers, hospitals, community recreation centers, and other places are

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Maureen R. Weiss

professor, to launch the new program. 2 The stars were certainly aligned—Dan and I worked well together and remain close colleagues and friends to this day. A year later, the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports was born, and my dream of a scholarly focus in youth development through sport was soon to

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

globe, including those in Latin America ( Dutra-Thomé et al., 2019 ) that identify programs that engage schools, families, and communities as crucial for youth development, we sought to deliver a sport-focused program in Paraguay, a Latin American country that has a young population. Using both the call

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

This manuscript introduces our comprehensive project evaluating the effectiveness of Girls on the Run , a physical activity-based youth development program. Considerable evidence reveals the many health benefits of regular physical activity for children and youth, including cardiorespiratory

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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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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