Participation in modified sports programs: a longitudinal study of children’s transition to club sport competition

  title={Participation in modified sports programs: a longitudinal study of children’s transition to club sport competition},
  author={Rochelle M. Eime and Meghan M. Casey and J T Harvey and Melanie J. Charity and Janet A. Young and Warren R. Payne},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Many children are not physically active enough for a health benefit. One avenue of physical activity is modified sport programs, designed as an introduction to sport for young children. This longitudinal study identified trends in participation among children aged 4-12 years. Outcomes included continuation in the modified sports program, withdrawal from the program or transition to club sport competition. METHODS De-identified data on participant membership registrations in three… CONTINUE READING
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