Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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