Good Sports®

Aktive Sports Organisation Good Sports


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

Good Sports Course

Next course: Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 April 2024. AUT Millennium (Waitemata Room lvl2), 17 Antares Place, Rosedale, Auckland 0630.

Good Sports was established out of recognition that supporting adults is crucial to ensure kiwi kids have positive sporting experiences. 

Come join us to take a deep dive into how to best support key adult influencers in your organisation and provide a positive sporting experience for rangatahi and tamariki.

This 2 day in person course will explore key issues in the youth sports experience, how best to work with adults and support you to develop a plan to bring Good Sports to life in your community.

Expressions of interest for this course are now closed.

Good Sports Champion Workshop

Next course: To be confirmed

This half-day workshop will take you through developing Good Sports Champions; key advocates in your community who help to support positive change. 


Good Sports Parent Engagement Workshop

Next Course: To be confirmed 

This half-day workshop is designed to enable you to engage with a wide range of parents. Parents are key influencers in the sports experiences of young people and have a vital role to play. 


Access Good Sports resources here.

Balance is Better | Good Sports Case Studies

Golf New Zealand 

Sport Hawke's Bay

Good Sports Funders