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Table 4 (Sustained) sporting programs: number of activities, involved locations, participants and membership

From: Sporting programs aimed at inactive population groups in the Netherlands: factors influencing their long-term sustainability in the organized sports setting

Sporting program Number of activities per year Locations in 2017–2018 (n) Average number of participants per year (n) Average percentage of participants that becomes member of a sports club/the NSF (%)
Yakult Start to Run (previously: Start to Run) The 7-week training program is offered two times a year in March and September in different locations. 180 (171 athletics clubs, 9 other locations) 3.500 90% of participants wants to continue running and of these 84% wants to do this at an athletics club.
Judo in school Unknowna 100 judo clubs Unknowna Unknowna
Through Four Days Marches The individual training program is offered one time a year for a period of 6 months with weekly training schedules, a start meeting and participation in a preparatory walking event. N.A. 1.500 80% of participants is still member of the NSF 1 year after finishing the program.
Working by Walking N.A. Both the NSF as well as walking clubs stopped offering the program. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Flexible (previously: Trendy Weeks for Masters) Unknowna Unknowna Unknowna Unknowna
Fit Hockey The program is offered on a weekly basis at hockey clubs during the whole year. 20 hockey clubs 160 100%, all participants are member of a hockey club/the NSF.
My Swimming Coach Online platform with training schedules for the whole year; 6 one-day swim clinics; the 12-week front crawl course is offered 3 times a year in different locations. 90 swimming pools with 54 involved swimming clubs 3.000 100%, all participants are member of the NSF. It is unknown how many participants become member of a swimming club.
Thinking and Doing The 2-year program is offered two times a year in two different locations/municipalities. 2 locations/municipalities 120 35% of participants becomes member of a bridge club/the NSF; another 40% of participants continues to play bridge, but only with others at home.
Start2Bike (previously: Cycle-Fit) The 4-week training program is offered two times a year in April and October in different locations. 100 sportive cycling clubs, some in collaboration with cycling stores 1500 30% of participants becomes member of a sportive cycling club/the NSF.
Cycle & Enjoy Nature The NSF does not offer the program anymore, but sportive cycling clubs still offer the program on a weekly basis from April until October. Unknownb Unknownb Unknownb
Trio-Triathlon The NSF stopped coordinating the events. Local organizations/clubs organize the events. A Trio-Triathlon event is organized one time a year by an organization/club. 101 Trio-Triathlon events in different locations 7.890 Unknownb
Beach volleyball 2.000 Beach volleyball clinics in schools and companies; one time a year the Beach volleyball circuit (15 weekends from May to August); 300 other one-day events at schools. 300 locations with structural Beach volleyball activities (e.g. Beach volleyball clubs, beach accommodations) 63.500 (50.000 clinics, 10.000 Beach volleyball circuit, 3.500 one-day events) Unknown
Cool Moves Volley The program is offered on a weekly basis at volleyball clubs during the whole year. Also, the program is part of physical education classes (PE) in primary schools. In addition, 2.000 clinics are offered at primary schools. 4.434 (350 volleyball clubs and 4.084 primary schools with CMV activities during PE) 51.000 (16.000 CMV-members, 35.000 participants of clinics). It is not known how many children are reached during PE classes. 100%, all participants at volleyball clubs are member of the club/the NSF. It is not known how many participants of clinics become member of a volleyball club/the NSF.
Ultimate Volley Xperience N.A. Both the NSF as well as volleyball clubs stopped offering the program. N.A. N.A. N.A.
  1. N.A not applicable, NSF National Sports Federation
  2. aUnknown, due to lack of central coordination by the NSF and/or absence of a NSF program coordinator
  3. bUnknown, because at the level of the NSF the program has stopped completely