Encouraging Participation And Retention

In this section, we share promising practices for running sport programmes in an environment that encourages girls to thrive and continue being involved in sport. Fundamentally, the programme must meet girls’ emotional, personal and physical needs, encouraging their growth and addressing stumbling blocks that impede involvement.


There are countless strategies for motivating a girl to participate in a sport programme. The effectiveness of incentives varies based upon age, sport, geographic region and the...

Basic Needs

The following is a list of basic needs for a successful sport programme. Each need is discussed in terms of “the minimum” and “the ideal”. If a programme cannot ensure that each...

Group Cohesion

An important part of keeping girls in a programme and making sure the atmosphere is comfortable and open to all is good group cohesion, or positive group dynamics. A group...
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