Good Sports® - Winner of the 2020 New Zealand Sport and Recreation Community Impact Award.
Good Sports is all about creating positive sporting experiences for children. It does this by supporting and educating the key adult influencers in children’s sport: parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers and sport leaders.
Both practitioners and researchers supporting Good Sports agree that many issues in children’s sport stem from adult involvement. These issues include poor side-line behaviour, overuse injury, burnout and disaffection with sport - and they can hinder success on and off the field.
To address these issues and give children the best chance of developing a lifelong love of sport, Good Sports focuses on raising adults’ awareness about their behaviours in children’s sport and, if necessary, promoting a positive shift in that behaviour.