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 Champion Workshop

Next course: TBC

This half-day (9:30 am - 1:30 pm) workshop will take you through building Good Sports Champions in your community to support your work as a Good Sports Developer to provide a positive sporting environment.


Good Sports Refresher Workshop

Next course: Postponed until further notice

This one-day (9:30 am - 4:30 pm) workshop will take you through a refresher of Good Sports Philosophy and opportunity to discuss the application in your community with a wider group.

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Good Sports Parent Engagement Workshop

Next course: Postponed until further notice

This half-day (12:30 pm - 4 pm) workshop is designed to make you aware of the different parenting styles that we have identified and the opportunity to reflect on the best way to engage with a wide range of parenting styles.

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Good Sports Course

This course includes workshops, discussions, individual and group feedback, and self-reflection opportunities. Following the initial course, you will be invited to attend extension modules and networking meetings for additional learning and skill development opportunities.  

Next course: 1 & 2 March 2023 at AUT Millennium 

Applicants outside of Auckland are welcome but you must make your own way to AUT Millennium as the course is delivered in person.

This course is currently full, upcoming course dates will be posted here. 

Access Good Sports resources here.

Balance is Better | Good Sports Case Studies

Golf New Zealand 

Sport Hawke's Bay

Good Sports Funders