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home of youth sport
in New Zealand.
to the home
of youth sport
in New Zealand.
Whether you are a parent, coach, administrator or leader
in youth sport, Balance is Better is for you.
Balance is Better offers a fresh way of thinking for those involved in delivering youth sport in New Zealand. With teen participation levels declining, it’s about creating quality experiences for all young people to keep them active and in the game.
Balance is Better focusses on how to encourage participation at all levels and develop skill at the right pace. With a mix of articles, interviews, case studies and videos from specialists, endorsed by Sport New Zealand, Balance is Better is a way to keep up with the play on the latest advice from trusted sources.
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Webinar replay: Getting child safeguarding right – expert advice on what sport organisations should be doing
Replacing Year 7 & 8 representative programmes with skill development opportunities for more participants – lessons from the roll out of Netball New Zealand’s Player Development Programme
Responding to falling participation numbers in under-12 boys rugby – lessons from New Zealand Rugby in changing under-11 boys rugby competition structures
Keep up with the play on the latest thinking, advice
and coaching tips from trusted sources.
Keep winning in perspective and focus on developing a love of sport.
Working together we can provide a positive sporting environment for our kids.
As leaders we need to be bold and courageous to tackle the change needed.
A collection of articles curated by the Balance is Better team.