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Reducing Injury in Sport with Kids (RISK)

The proposed project will investigate the impact of coach education training for members of the youth coaching community.

It will help to understand the health knowledge of trainee coaches in terms of injury risk and prevention for youth, and their attitudes and behaviours towards health issues in youth sport.

The project will provide essential information about an intervention to support the health literacy of coaches among members of the youth coaching community.

The high injury incidence rates of youth performers during sporting activities means that this coach education, if shown to be effective, could be widely implemented in the EU.

This proposal draws upon the substantive expertise of the research team (in the areas of youth, injury prevention, coaching, health, evaluation and research) and their previous experience undertaking applied projects within the community.

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by Prof. Mark De Ste Croix

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Find out more about this research project on the RISK project website

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This research forms part of the Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing research priority area.