Sport-specific factors predicting player retention in junior cricket.
Scott Talpey, Tom Croucher, Ahmed Bani Mustafa, Caroline F Finch
European Journal of Sport Science | Published : 2017
Understanding factors that motivate young athletes to continue participation in sport can help key stakeholders cultivate an environment that fosters long-term participation. This investigation sought to determine the performance and participation factors that influenced continued participation in junior cricket. Administration-level data were collected each annual season across a seven-year period by a community-level junior cricket association in Australia and analysed to identify the performance and participation-based predictors of player retention. All players were males aged <16 years. Players were categorised according to whether they remained in (or departed from) the association at ..View full abstract