Sports School : A Path to Athletic Burnout?

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Publication Conference Poster
Title Sports School : A Path to Athletic Burnout?
Author(s) Ingrell, Joakim
Date 2015
English abstract
Participation in organized youth sport could be one context for identity development. For some athletes this could be one part in a multifaceted identity but for others (e.g. young high level athletes) the social organization of highperformance sports could cause burnout in athletes due to a lack of control and identity constrictions (Coakley, 1992). One social organization of high performance youth sport that has since mid-90´s in Sweden grown in population is elementary sports schools (Ferry, Mechbach, & Larsson, 2013). Motives for this is, in hierarchical order; 1) to compete with other local schools and thus be able to recruit more pupils 2) to meet students' interests and thereby give them a more interesting school day 3) health benefits 4) that students perform better in other school subjects 5) to give students the chance to develop in their sports and prepare them for a future as an elite athlete and 6) that the school's resources in terms of premises has been an important motive for the start of the sport profile (Eliasson, Ferry & Olofsson, 2012).
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) School sports
Achievement motivation
Youth sport
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Sustainable Sport, 24-27 juni 2015 Malmö, Sweden
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