Football, sport and the development of young people’s life skills

Cope, Ed; Bailey, Richard, 1966-; Parnell, Daniel; Nicholls, Adam R.

Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science; Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Life skills; Football; Sport; Coach; Education
2017

Journal article


Rights
©2018 University of Hull
Abstract

The development of life skills has been associated with participation in sport, football and other physical activities. A factor in enabling this ambition to be realized is the actions and behaviors of sports coaches. Drawing on the concept of positive youth development through sport, the first part of this paper considers the types of environments coaches need to create in order for players to develop life skills. The second part of this paper discusses formal coach education and it’s role in developing coaches’ knowledge of life skills development. The third and final section of this paper offers an alternative explanation of how people’s exposure to certain social contexts results in the development of life skills. A review of literature in these areas reveals that the role sport and football has played in players’ development of life skills is unclear and in need of future research attention

Publisher
The University of Hull
Peer reviewed
Yes
Language
English
Extent
181 KB
Identifier
hull:13567

Journal

Journal title
Sport in society
Publication date
2017
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
DOI
10.1080/17430437.2016.1207771
ISSN (Print)
1743-0437
ISSN (Electronic)
1743-0445
Volume
20
Issue
7
Start page
789
End page
801
Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport in society on 21 Jul 2016, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17430437.2016.1207771

Link
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17430437.2016.1207771
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