ABSTRACT

The first Positive Youth Development title to focus on the role of sport, this book brings together high profile contributors from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development.

Young people are too frequently looked upon as problems waiting to be solved. From the perspective of Positive Youth Development (PYD), young people are understood to embody potential, awaiting development.

Involvement with sport provides a developmental context that has been associated with PYD, but negative outcomes can also arise from sport participation and school PE. Sport itself does not lead to PYD; rather, it is the manner in which sport is structured and delivered to children that influences their development. Positive Youth Development Through Sport fills a void in the literature by bringing together experts from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction: positive youth development through sport

ByNICHOLAS L. HOLT

part |2 pages

PART 1 Organized sport programs and positive youth development

chapter 1|15 pages

Variations in adolescent engagement in sports and its infl uence on positive youth development

ByNICOLE ZARRETT, RICHARD M. LERNER, JENNIFER CARRANO

chapter 3|13 pages

Participation, personal development, and performance through youth sport

ByJEAN CÔTÉ, LEISHA STRACHAN, AND JESSICA FRASER-THOMAS

part |2 pages

PART II Instructional sport-based programs to promote positive youth development

chapter 4|12 pages

Sport and responsible leadership among youth

ByDON HELLISON, TOM MARTINEK, DAVE WALSH

chapter 5|10 pages

Youth development through sport: It’s all about relationships

ByALBERT J . PETITPAS, ALLEN CORNELIUS, AND JUDY VAN RAALTE

chapter 6|12 pages

Enhancing life skills through sport for children and youth

ByCHRISTINA THEOKAS, STEVEN DANISH, KEN HODGE, IHIRANGI HEKE

part |2 pages

PART III Related contexts and issues

chapter 7|12 pages

Youth sport and social inclusion

ByRICHARD BAILEY

chapter 8|13 pages

Physical activity and personal/social development for disaffected youth in the UK: In search of evidence

ByRACHEL A. SANDFORD, KATHLEEN M. ARMOUR

chapter 10|11 pages

Future directions for positive youth development and sport research

ByNICHOLAS L. HOLT AND MARTIN I . JONES