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Why children play sport Vs. why children quit sport

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Why children play sport

  • To have fun.
  • To make friends.
  • To improve skills.
  • To challenge themselves.
  • To take part in something they enjoy.
  • To release stress.
  • To get some exercise.
  • To play in a team.
  • To win.
  • To be like their role models.

Why children quit sport

  • Perceived lack of competence.
  • They aren’t respected.
  • They don’t get on with the coach.
  • Too much emphasis on winning.
  • They are afraid of making mistakes.
  • No longer interested in the sport.
  • Not enough playing time.
  • It’s too competitive.
  • It’s not fun anymore.
  • Pressure to perform.

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