How much do you know about young people?

Sport England, in collaboration with Sports Coach UK, have released their second #UnmissableSport animation titled 'What motivates young people to be active?'

A recent study done by Sport England revealed the most common reasons young people partake in sports or physical activities to be meeting new people, to hang out with friends, get in shape, be healthy, to learn new skills or for fun/enjoyment.

The difficulty for sports coaches is how to tailor sessions to meet these reasons for taking part. Liz Burkinshaw, Development Lead Officer for Participation at sports coach UK said: “This is a great new piece of bite size learning for any youth coach especially those working in satellite clubs, and sportivate sessions. If youth coaches understood and delivered sessions that met the reasons why young people turn up each week then young people are more likely to come back again and again for experiences that are meaningful and worthwhile to them ”

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