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A framework for lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity: the Irish perspective

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dc.contributor.author MacPhail, Ann
dc.contributor.author Lyons, Deirdre
dc.contributor.author Quinn, Sheelagh
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Anne-Marie
dc.contributor.author Keane, Shane
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-05T16:16:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-05T16:16:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Contextualised within physical activity policy (Schoppe, Bauman & Bull, 2004) this paper presents a critical review of current sport development pathway models, (including the pyramid concept, long-term athlete development and the development model of sport participation), acknowledging a number of issues that we should be cognizant of when working with models (Lyle, 2002). Along with a review of the existing situation in Ireland with regards to the governance of sport and patterns in sport (non)participation, the paper discusses the need for a broader and more encompassing framework that encourages lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity. The paper reviews the Irish lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity (LISPA) framework as a policy ‘for’ complementing both a performance-oriented and participation-oriented model and addressing the particular physical activity and sporting requirements within the Irish context. The LISPA framework has been adopted by the Irish Sports Council as the model to underpin all its work aimed at improving participation rates in sport in Ireland, although the Council have yet to identify how best to promote the LISPA framework. Suggestions on how to maximize the implementation and success of the framework are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Leisure Studies;29(1), pp. 85-100
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02614360903253880
dc.rights "This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Leisure Studies, 2010 29(1), pp. 85-100. Copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02614360903253880 en_US
dc.subject active lifestyles en_US
dc.subject system alignment en_US
dc.subject sport development en_US
dc.title A framework for lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity: the Irish perspective en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/02614360903253880
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1120381


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