The results indicate that players’ enjoyment was the main predictor of (short-term and long-term) dropout. In addition, relative to remainers, dropouts perceived more alternatives in terms of other sports, had fewer family members involved in their football club, and were older at the time they started playing organized football. We conclude that particularly measures aimed at enhancing sport enjoyment may prevent players from dropping out from organized football in both the short and long term.
Literatuurverwijzing: Yperen, N. van, Jonker, L., & Verbeek, J. (2022). Predicting dropout from organized football: prospective 4-Year study among adolescent and young adult football players. Frontiers in sports and active living