The relationship between sports participation and educational attainment has been of considerable interest to social scientists and educators
- Most studies have concentrated upon the effects of children's participation in schools sports, rather than those involved in training and competition outside the educational environment. It is only possible to speculate, therefore, as to the possible effect intensive training may have upon educational attainment. For example, anecdotally young swimmers and gymnasts engaged in intensive training routines have described difficulty concentrating at school due to tiredness, and homework being completed late at night or early in the morning
- Whether this routine has any adverse effect upon examination results has yet to be established.
Editor's comments - [ This report describes the educational experiences of the young athletes involved in the Training of Young Athletes (TOYA) study. The relationship between training, intelligence, schooling and academic attainment is discussed and sports-specific differences are identified. Parental interest in school, time spent on homework and the conflicting demands of school and training are also described. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from In the text: Cryer (year)
Reference : Sports Council (1993) The Training of Young Athletes (TOYA) Study: TOYA and Education. London: Sports Council (GB)
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