Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

COACHES´ ROLE IN POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORT: FROM WHAT WE KNOW TO WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW

Abstract

Fernando Santos1, Nuno Côrte-Real1, Leonor Regueiras2, Cláudia Dias1 e António Fonseca1

Over the past decades, research related to youth´s positive development through sport has advanced significantly. The objective of the present study was to systematically review the literature regarding the coaches´ role in promoting positive youth development through sport. Thirty articles, published in specialized magazines portraying this issue between 2000 and 2016 were selected. Most studies analyzed the perceptions of coaches, using qualitative methodologies. However, there are few that aimed at a deeper understanding of coaches' practices. In the future, it would be important to use methodologies that address the observation of personal and social responsibility behaviors promoted by these sports agents, which would allow to understand how these concepts are shared with youth.

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