Are we forgetting why young people play sport?

In this series of Balance is Better articles, Sport NZ explores the myths surrounding youth sport and the shift in thinking needed to halt declining participation levels in kiwi teens. Why do we play sport? To win, move our bodies, or simply to have fun? While as adults most of us partake in sport for the physical benefits or with a competitive goal, for children, their main motivation is simple – to play and have fun.  Evidence has also demonstrated adult behaviors affect young people’s enjoyment … Continue reading Are we forgetting why young people play sport?