Seyram Atubra was the primary researcher in a study of mainly recreation gymnasts.
British Gymnastics – England commissioned the Institute of Youth Sport to conduct a study to examine the reasons why young gymnasts leave the sport. …
Over 5000 former gymnasts and their parents were asked to complete a survey and telephone interviews were conducted with 40 former gymnasts and their parents. …
• started gymnastics at an average age of 6.2 years and stopped at an average age of 9.9 years
Most important benefits gained from being a gymnast:
• Improved strength and fitness
Most important reason for leaving gymnastics:
• Left to take up a new sport
• Didn’t like the coaches’
Thank Keith Russell and Meike Behrensen for the link.
(via Recreation Gymnastics)