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Why Kids Quit Sports

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Kids quitting sports is a major problem for many reasons. including diminishment of physical activity and greater potential to gravitate to unhealthy lifestyles, as well as lost opportunities at learning life lessons through sports. This article examines why kids quit sports, pulling from various research studies,

The main reasons kids quit sports are:

  • It’s not fun anymore
  • Pressure to perform...and injuries that can result from overtraining due to that pressure to perform
  • Their own perceptions of their own lack of competence at the sport
  • Time demands.

The article concludes with a few recommendations on how to correct or combat those reasons for dropping out of sports.

The article is housed at, which collects articles on sports psychology.

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