The objective of this study was to analyze the time devoted to vocational training in basic schools and football among the athletes of the basic categories of clubs in the city of Rio de Janeiro and beyond. We conducted structured interviews with 228 athletes – the sub categories‐17 and under‐20 – from 19 clubs in the State of Rio de Janeiro. We observe that athletes of clubs from the capital they invest more time in football than other young people interviewed. This time spent with this sport formation suggests a competition with the school formation. Finally, we affirm that the time spent with the formation in football can create difficulties for a dedicated school life and cultural quality education.
Melo, L. B. S. de, Rocha, H. P. A. da, Costa e Silva, A. L. da, & Soares, A. J. G. (2016). Jornada escolar versus tempo de treinamento: a profissionalização no futebol e a formação na escola básica. Revista Brasileira de Ciencias Do Esporte, 38(4), 400–406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbce.2015.11.003