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Khalid Ballouli

playing the game at later, higher levels. There is some fruitful discussion as to how youth sport participation is becoming more focused on travel-oriented and tournament-style competition, with players now focusing on a single competitive sport year-round and at earlier ages. The chapter also discusses

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Vedrana Sember, Shawnda A. Morrison, Gregor Jurak, Marjeta Kovač, Mojca Golobič, Poljanka Pavletić Samardžija, Mojca Gabrijelčič, Marko Primožič, Tjaša Kotar, Janet Klara Djomba and Gregor Starc

programme of sport, to provide co-funding and cooperate with local sports organisations, and produce annual reports. 7 However, the share of public funding contributed to competitive sport and sport for all, varies from one municipality to the other. Government A The government strongly supports children

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Jasmin Bhawra, Priyanka Chopra, Ranjani Harish, Anjana Mohan, Krishnaveni V. Ghattu, Kumaran Kalyanaraman and Tarun R. Katapally

and biking, access to physical activity spaces, safety from crime and traffic, and high pollution. Government D The majority of government strategies in India are focused on competitive sport. There is no readily available evidence of strategies and investments directed towards all children and youth

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Siegfried Nagel, Karsten Elmose-Østerlund, Jenny Adler Zwahlen and Torsten Schlesinger

. Furthermore, variables informing the frequency of sports participation, participation in competitive sport, and the size of the team or group within club sports practiced most frequently were integrated in the analysis. Table 3 Descriptive Statistics for the Independent Variables Included in the Analyses

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Chris Wagstaff, Rebecca Hings, Rebecca Larner and David Fletcher

Participation in competitive sport is typically characterized by a wide range of demands that could lead to a disruption in performance and impaired health and well-being ( Fletcher & Arnold, 2017 ). One category of demands that are particularly prevalent and problematic for athletes are those

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Katherine A. Tamminen, Kaleigh Ferdinand Pennock and Courtney Braun

including challenge and threat states among athletes ( Jones et al., 2009 ), strategies for coping with stressors in competitive sport ( Gaudreau & Blondin, 2002 ), and social support ( Rees & Freeman, 2007 ; see Table  1 for an overview of the study design, information sessions, and online activities

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Krista Van Slingerland, Natalie Durand-Bush, Poppy DesClouds and Göran Kenttä

 al., 2013 ; Park, Lavallee, & Tod, 2013 ; Putukian, 2016 ; Taylor, Ogilvie, & Lavallee, 2006 ). Evidence shows that athletes’ mental health problems should be addressed by practitioners who understand the competitive sport environment and can interact in this context, as necessary ( Lopez & Levy, 2013

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Martyn Standage, Lauren Sherar, Thomas Curran, Hannah J. Wilkie, Russell Jago, Adrian Davis and Charlie Foster

recognising that these data are regional, a grade of C- was deemed appropriate. Organized Sport Participation D+ 36.8% of children had taken part in competitive sport outside of school (higher for boys); 25.8% were members of an external sport club; and 39.8% played for a sports team. Average value = 34

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Bilyana Mileva

competitive sport, we see high levels of children’s participation in Organized Sport (grade C+) in Bulgaria. The proportion of children that meet the Lifelong Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity (LISPA) Group’s recommendations of two or more times of Organized Sport per week is 70% (in and out of

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Daniel Bok, Karim Chamari and Carl Foster

, and perhaps minimize, the impact of COVID-19? For the past 50 years or so, sport science has been able to contribute to competitive sport, even though sometimes we feel like practice and science are worlds apart. 1 However, as this pandemic is unprecedented in modern history, this time there might be