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9 October 2021

QF experts explain why 70 percent of children drop out of competitive sports by the age of 13

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QF experts explain why 70 percent of children drop out of competitive sports by the age of 13

According to mental health experts, parents and coaches should respect the goals that a young athlete sets for themselves, instead of worrying about winning competitions.

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On World Mental Health Day, Rima Kizilgun, a sports coach within QF, and Dr. Ahsan Nazeer, Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Sidra Medicine, speak about the fine line between pressure and motivation in sports