Physical activity like sports is very significant to every individual especially among youth as they traverse life’s developmental stages. Youth are the most active members of the society whose enthusiasm in sports activities are without inhibition. However, participation in sports activities among these age group is either prompted by passion or impelled by circumstance. In either premise, sports activities participation contributed to the life stages of youth in many different ways. This study aimed to determine the motives and constraints which drive or affect youth’s after-school sports activities participation. The study employed a descriptive method randomly involving 367 Grade 9-12 students both male (n=139) and female (n=228). The results revealed that 248 were participating and indicated five motivating factors; while 119 were not participating and indicated six constraining factors. The results suggest that more number of youth were motivated to participate in after-school sports activities and more likely valued positive impact of their participation. However, the results also reveal that a number of youth were constrained to participate which need to be assessed. Hence, this study implied that there is a need for greater understanding for both motivating and constraining factors in addressing youth’s participation in sports activities, thus, to help increase positively developed youth in the society.
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