INTEGRATING LIFE SKILLS INTO HANDBALL TRAINING PROGRAME FOR POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
This study aimed to find out the integration of life skills through handball training program on the improvement of female handball player life skills. The research method used was one-group pretest-posttest experimental design with a quantitative approach. The population in this study were eleven youth female handball players aged 18-21 years old. The life skills scale for sport with forty seven items and eight components was used as an instrument. The descriptive data of research findings were 1.2727 mean, std. deviation 3.84892, minimum value -4.30 and with maximum value 8.90. The result of the normality test was normal 0.200 (pre -post test). Also can be seen that the result had an effect but not significant (0.474>0.05) on the improvement of youth female handball player life skills. Subsequent research makes it possible to use a research approach by presenting a control group, and with a relatively longer time. To find out the dynamics of the development of youth players because it is related to an environment that tends to set high achievements, so that it becomes an important factor that must be considered.