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UK Coaching Research Team
Young people Rapport Building and Communicating

Strategies for Motivating Young People in Sport

Evidence-based advice on meeting young people's main motivations for getting involved in sport

Research has identified that young people’s main motivations to get involved in sport are: fun; peer affiliation; excitement; skill development; fitness and success. If they are not met, young people are more likely to drop out. 

Find examples of how to meet them below.

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