Perceived competence

Perceived competence 

Every youngster should feel confident about their ability to achieve a challenging sports-related task or predefined goal. Every youngster should believe that he/she is capable of performing a specific task or managing a challenging situation.


Working actions

Actions for coaches/trainers

  • Compliment and reinforce youngsters on their effort and results.
  • Try to consider the youngsters’ developmental rhythm and respect trainability; be patient and postpone the introduction of new skills training tasks in the training process until the previous stages are processed; adjust and accelerate when they are ready to move to the next training challenges.
  • Create a good balance between challenging tasks and success experiences.

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Actions for clubs

  • Recruit young people, currently active in sports club, as instructors or assisting coaches. Sometimes paid, sometimes on volunteer basis.
  • By giving youngsters an active role both in the training process and in social intervention, they can become role models for others. Reinforce the focus on the youngsters’ individual talent.
  • Provide to youngsters opportunities to collaborate in activities, games and events organization, giving them responsibilities and specific goals to achieve.

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Card Games Keep Youngsters Involved

Toolkit with Card Games

The most important tool in the toolkit are the card games, developed for the Erasmus+ Sport project Keep Youngsters Involved.

These card games help you to get to know more about how to implement actions in the sport club to keep youngsters (12-19 year) involved and prevent them from dropout.

The different card games can help professionals who work with youngsters in sport, young adults and sport clubs how to improve their policy on youth, and help by creating a sport club action plan.


Card of the Card Game Keep youngsters involvedIn total there are 169 action cards. For every factor you can choose a variety of cards. You can choose the cards and print* them in colour to be able to use them. Cut them out and they are ready to be used.



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Card Games

There are 3 different cards games:

Card game 1: Choose your cards
Card game 2: Roleplay Keep Youngsters Involved
Card game 3: Go Fish

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Quick scan Y-score for sports clubs

How youth-oriented is your sports club? In other words, is your club accessible and attractive to young members? Does the club give enough consideration to the wishes, needs and possibilities of the various groups of young people? And especially, how can this be improved?

The Y-score answers these questions. It is an instrument that quickly and easily gives insight into how youth-oriented your club is. It helps you to look at your club through a young person’s ‘pair of glasses’.  

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