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Why kids play or do not play organized sports



Why kids play or do not play organized sports



Physical educator 38(2): 71-76



This article discusses some of the reasons why youth choose to participate in sports and others choose to drop out of sports. Reasons for participating include the need for affiliation with peers, the need to excel in an activity, and the need to control or dominate other people. Reasons for dropping out include too competitive, other interests, no longer fun, and too much stress. This article also discusses the problems associated with rewards to encourage better performance.

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