Good Sports® is all about creating positive sporting experiences for children and young people. It does this by supporting and educating parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers and sport leaders, who all contribute to children’s sport.
Both practitioners and researchers supporting Good Sports agree that many issues in youth 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 and young people the best chance of developing a lifelong love of sport, Good Sports focuses on raising adults’ awareness about their behaviours in youth sport and, if necessary, promoting a positive shift in that behaviour.
In partnership with Aktive and Sport New Zealand, Good Sports is funded by New Zealand Community Trust and AUT, and is part of Sport New Zealand’s focus on parents and national approach. Click here