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The role of the coach in facilitating positive youth development: Moving from theory to practice

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Abstract


  • Sport is suggested as a potentially important and sufficient path for positive youth development.

    However, how this responsibility is translated by coaching practitioners is not understood. This

    research investigated whether coaching practitioners desire outcomes for their adolescent

    athletes that reach beyond on-field success, and incorporate constructs that are associated

    with positive youth development. Twenty-two participation coaches for adolescent athletes

    participated in semi-structured interviews. Results suggest that coaches see themselves as

    responsible for facilitating eight interrelated and interdependent themes that are consistent

    with the positive youth development literature: competence, confidence, connection, character,

    life skills, climate, positive affect and, positive psychological capacities.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Vella, S., Oades, L. G. & Crowe, T. (2011). The role of the coach in facilitating positive youth development: Moving from theory to practice. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23 (1), 33-48.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79251554130

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1313&context=gsbpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/310

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 48

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Sport is suggested as a potentially important and sufficient path for positive youth development.

    However, how this responsibility is translated by coaching practitioners is not understood. This

    research investigated whether coaching practitioners desire outcomes for their adolescent

    athletes that reach beyond on-field success, and incorporate constructs that are associated

    with positive youth development. Twenty-two participation coaches for adolescent athletes

    participated in semi-structured interviews. Results suggest that coaches see themselves as

    responsible for facilitating eight interrelated and interdependent themes that are consistent

    with the positive youth development literature: competence, confidence, connection, character,

    life skills, climate, positive affect and, positive psychological capacities.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Vella, S., Oades, L. G. & Crowe, T. (2011). The role of the coach in facilitating positive youth development: Moving from theory to practice. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23 (1), 33-48.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79251554130

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1313&context=gsbpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/310

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 48

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 1