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What is SportKompas?

Why go for SportKompas?

SportKompas is an orientation tool that helps children between 8 and 10 years old choose the right sport for them.

A child's choice of sports is rarely based on their awareness of their own skills or on what they like to do. A child may take up dance class or football because a friend does that too, or because Mom or Dad used to. But after some time, many children find that this sport is not really for them after all. It just isn’t going well or they simply don’t like it, so they start looking for another sport or even give up sports completely. This can negatively affect their self-image and ultimately lead to a lack of physical exercise.

When children choose a sport based on their own abilities and motivation, they will enjoy it more and can then also enjoy the progress they are making. This contributes to their well-being and a lasting healthy lifestyle. SportKompas makes it easier for children to find their way to the appropriate sports club in their municipality; and a better targeted influx into the sports clubs ultimately results in more motivated and skilled members and fewer ‘drop-outs’.

The right choice of sport contributes to a more sustainable experience. Prof. Dr Matthieu Lenoir, UGent, Department of Physical Education and Movement Sciences