Btec Sport Participation Barriers

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BTEC National level 3 Unit 6 - Sports Development
L.0.2 - Barriers to participation-Mr. Davies. Introduction.

In sport we have to take in a range of different performers, who come from various different backgrounds cultures and beliefs, each of these has its own demands and regulations for participation in sport and so it is the job of different organisations and sporting parties to overcome this, finding ways to include and allow everyone to participate in sport.

The sports Development / Performance pyramid is an explanation of how participation and ability can be measured in sport. It helps to highlight the route a performer can take to become an elite performer. It includes four different sections;

-The Foundation stage
At this
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This is illustrated in the picture below. Health is a barrier that increases steadily with age and is by far the main issue affecting the older generation.
Reasons for not exercising (% of respondents)

Views on exercising more often
When asked if exercising more regularly was something they wished to achieve the study found that; the oldest age groups were more likely to indicate that they did not want to exercise more: 58% of 60-74 year olds and 72% of those aged 75 or over did not want to exercise more.

Economical reasons.
Being an ‘OAP’ comes with many different discounted opportunities especially within the sporting environment, the older generation are often offered with a range of different options for sport. This is a great way in which to encourage elderly people to participate in sport. By reducing prises you widen the desirability of the opportunity and due to retirement=lack of money and funds…reducing prises makes sport more affordable and therefore doable to senior members of society.
An example of where this applies would be at the lc2 Swansea, where senior citizens are offered with discounted opportunities regarding the
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