Monday, January 13, 2014


"“What we see among the athletes showing symptoms of burnout is emotional and physical exhaustion, a sense that they are not achieving and a sense of devaluation of the sport. Even though they might originally enjoy their sport and be emotionally invested in it, they eventually become disaffected. Participation can be very stressful,” Dr. Hill said.

When a young athlete loses interest and does not have fun, it may be due to their internal mindset based on an educational psychology concept known as the Achievement Goal Theory (AGT).

They concluded “young talented athletes perceiving an ego-involving climate had a higher risk of experiencing burnout symptoms at the season’s end. In contrast, players perceiving a high task-involving climate had lower burnout scores when the season concluded.”"

Why Kids Quit Sports - Team Snap

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