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The Role of the Coach in Facilitating Positive Youth Development: Moving from Theory to Practice

Stewart Vella, Lindsay Oades, and Trevor Crowe

The Big Idea

For nearly a century youth organizations having anything to do with sports have claimed various and sundry positive outcomes as a result of such play.  Besides just keeping children occupied and out of the work force, it was generally believed that playing sports were character-building experiences.  The authors of this study are fully aware of this history.  They update the reader on the status of the current research on what is called positive youth development.  It is their view...

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