The main goal of the project Preventing Youth Sport Dropouts (PYSD) is to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport, fighting the early abandons of sport activities by the teenagers.


Social campaign

We are very proud to announce the launch on the web of a very important message, that is what the European Pysd project has been working since its beginning: #Breakdownthedropoutwall
The Covid19 pandemic has stopped our movement, but not our desire to start over. Sport has been for many of us a real lifeline in this difficult period. Unfortunately, the stop imposed by the pandemic is encouraging the abandonment of sport. BUT…. we want to shout: #BreakDownTheDropoutWall
As soon as it is possible to return to normal, it will be important to RE- START.
How important is sport to you during the pandemic? If you have stopped playing sport, do you want to re-start?
• Create videos ( max. 30 seconds) stories, images, posts, messages… free your imagination to support the message of the hashtag # Break down the dropout wall!
• Tag the PYSD social profile on FB or IG
• Use the hashtag # BreakDownTheDropoutWall
• Your content will be shared on the PYSD European project page.
Let’s make the desire to continue doing sport go viral!


Interviews and testimonies from researchers, coaches and sports managers, together to fight dropout phenomenon and to find useful solutions to raise awareness and provide tools of intervention for european sports associations.

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