Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

THE ADHERENCE OF THE FAMILY ENVIRONMENT IN UNDER 7S FOOTBALL: A CASE STUDY

Abstract

Abel Merino, Ana Arraiz y Fernando Sabirón

Parents are the first reference in the acquisition of physical and sporting habits of their children. The study focuses on the under 7s football which it is the beginning of sports training in a discipline of competitive eminence. The research wants to understand the adherence of the family in the search for a school sports that revalues the educational reference. A Case Study design, ethnographic mode, is applied through participant observation, the qualitative data on the image and the accompaniment in social networks of a under 7s football team along an entire season. The results include the friendship environment generated, involvement in their children's team, the joy of the moment and the concatenation of emotions. They are interpretative keys of the adhesion of the family in the under 7s football. This article claims the positive involvement of the family on this framework which must revalue the educational values that can promote football.

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