Early dropout of children and youth from sports – International perspective and societal backgrounds

Michal Roček, Grzegorz Żurek, Dagmar Heiland Trávníková

This paper focuses on the phenomenon of dropout of children and youth from sports, with a special attention given to its roots and consequences. Dropout of children from sports is a wide spread problem and very often the coaches or sports club managers have no awareness of the preventive tools and coaching methods. Societal point of view is highlighted in the paper and grounded on several world-wide studies and health and sport promoting programmes. Description of the specific situation in the Czech Republic and Poland (two partner countries of the KidMove project) is included.

The paper is published in scientific sports journal Studia Sportiva, published by the Faculty of Sports Studies, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

The new issue of the journal with the paper will be published in spring 2021 here:https://journals.muni.cz/studiasportiva/issue/archive