Every youngster should value the importance and usefulness of sport participation for him/herself. Every club should value the importance of sport participation for youngsters and where possible should promote these values.

Working actions

Actions for coaches/trainers

  • Coaches must promote trust, respect and fun. What youngsters receive from coaches and teammates reinforce their progress in sport, allowing them to value sport much better.
  • Invite a role model (such as a professional athlete or senior players) to talk about important things in sport.
  • Teach youngsters to respect the opponent; e.g. shake hands before and after a game; adjust communication language.

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Actions for clubs

  • Develop infographics that could explain those values and their relevance to youngsters and parents.
  • Educational seminars to provide players information about the value of lifestyle planning, physical fitness and staying involved.
  • Find programs and practices to evolve a hobby of one family member into physically active lifestyle of the whole family.

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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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