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Armand A. Buzzelli and Jason A. Draper

. Bucharest, Romania . Lyons , K. , & Dionigi , R. ( 2007 ). Transcending emotional community: A qualitative examination of older adults and masters’ sports participation . Leisure Sciences, 29 ( 4 ), 375 – 389 . doi:10.1080/01490400701394881 10.1080/01490400701394881 Pelletier , L.G. , Tuson , K

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Mhairi J. MacDonald, Samantha G. Fawkner, Ailsa G. Niven and David Rowe

adolescent population walking is a convenient alternative to active play and sports participation. To promote walking, researchers have sought to identify the required step count and step rate to achieve a health-enhancing number of steps and intensity of walking ( 1 , 3 , 24 , 30 , 35 ). In adults, 10

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Rachel Cholerton, Jeff Breckon, Joanne Butt and Helen Quirk

. ( 2011 ). Negotiations of the ageing process: Older adults’ stories of sports participation . Sport, Education and Society, 18 ( 3 ), 370 – 387 . doi: 10.1080/13573322.2011.589832 Earnest , C.P. , Johannsen , N.M. , Swift , D.L. , Lavie , C.J. , Blair , S.N. , & Church , T.S. ( 2013

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Annika Frahsa, Anna Streber, Andrea R. Wolff and Alfred Rütten

those in other European countries ( O’Driscoll et al., 2013 ; Schwenzer, 2016 ). Studies researching sports participation after retirement showed an increase in leisure-time PA after retirement, but this was true to a lesser degree among immigrants and even to a lesser degree among immigrants who

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Stephanie Field, Jeff Crane, Patti-Jean Naylor and Viviene Temple

Meester , A. , Maes , J. , Stodden , D. , Cardon , G. , Goodway , J. , Lenoir , M. , & Haerens , L. ( 2016 ). Identifying profiles of actual and perceived motor competence among adolescents: associations with motivation, physical activity, and sports participation . J Sports Sci, 34 ( 21

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Isaac Estevan, Javier Molina-García, Gavin Abbott, Steve J. Bowe, Isabel Castillo and Lisa M. Barnett

). In this line, a low perceived motor competence in childhood could be the origin of difficulties in physical activity and sports participation ( Ruiz Pérez & Graupera Sanz, 2005 ). Thus, it has been suggested that to assess self-perception of motor competence, evaluation must match assessment of

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Justin P. Waxman, Kevin R. Ford, Anh-Dung Nguyen and Jeffrey B. Taylor

(n = 49) as their primary sport, while the remaining 10 athletes participated in both basketball and soccer. At the time of recruitment, all athletes were: (1) between 13 and 19 years old; (2) fully cleared for sports participation; (3) without any history of lower-extremity injury or surgery in the

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Andrew O. Agbaje, Eero A. Haapala, Niina Lintu, Anna Viitasalo, Juuso Väistö, Sohaib Khan, Aapo Veijalainen, Tuomo Tompuri, Tomi Laitinen and Timo A. Lakka

( 4, Pt 1 ): 560 – 3 . PubMed ID: 7721398 doi:10.1161/01.HYP.25.4.560 10.1161/01.HYP.25.4.560 7721398 17. Haapala EA , Lankhorst K , de Groot J , et al . The associations of cardiorespiratory fitness, adiposity and sports participation with arterial stiffness in youth with chronic diseases

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Nadia Cristina Valentini, Glauber Carvalho Nobre, Mariele Santayana de Souza and Michael J. Duncan

explaining how motor competence might positively influence PA levels, the key construct of social acceptance remains overlooked. Social acceptance plays a role in children’s PAs and sports participation, 15 , 16 improving children social interaction 16 and the capacity to adapt to adversities, 17 and it

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Tracy Nau, Karen Lee, Ben J. Smith, William Bellew, Lindsey Reece, Peter Gelius, Harry Rutter and Adrian Bauman

of different sectors (ie, health, education, and transport) that had enabled a shift from a primary focus on sports participation to a broader approach to health-enhancing PA and identified the political, social, and economic forces that contributed to this. 15 Craig 16 examined the evolution of PA