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Case Studies

One of the best ways of developing a deeper understanding on any issue is to look at case studies. Whether it is a case study on an athlete or coaching journey, or a review on a particular youth sport initiative you can generate your own personal meaning through reflecting on real life examples.

Case Studies

Case Study: Pathway to Podium

In this Balance is Better Case Study, we examined the Sport NZ Pathway to Podium program and how it impacted talented Kiwi...
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Case Study: Andrea Hewitt

Being a high performing athlete can be challenging at the best of times. In this Balance is Better Case Study, we spoke...
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Case Study: Izzy Hegan

Competitive runner and recent school-leaver Izzy Hegan shares what she has learned about balancing her personal development and enjoyment of sport against...
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Case Study: Nathan Twaddle

Former World Champion rower, Nathan Twaddle speaks to Balance is Better on athlete flow and being in the zone to perform. “You...
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Case Study: Amy Robinson

For Vantage Black Sticks Women Striker Amy Robinson, life balance and playing a range of sports have helped her be not only...
Sport Leadership

Women’s Coach Developer Training

Female coaches have a huge role to play in youth sport and this article shares some insights from a recent Aktive initiative...
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Case Study: Paul Coll

What value does playing a variety of sport have in youth development? Kiwi squash player, Paul Coll shares some insight into his...
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Case Study: Kayla Imrie

In this Balance is Better Case Study, we spoke to top New Zealand Kayaker, Kayla Imrie on her developmental journey from multiple...
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Case Study: Erikana Pedersen

In this Balance is Better Case Study, we speak to Silver Fern, Erikana Pedersen on the importance of self-discipline. If 24-year-old Tactix...
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Case Study: Ben Sigmund

In this Balance is Better Case Study, former All White and Wellington Phoenix player, Ben Sigmund discusses his journey and the importance...
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Case Study: Shannon McIlroy

In this Balance is Better Case Study, we speak to World Champion Bowls player, Shannon McIlroy on the power of play in...
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Case Study: Lisa Carrington

In this Balance is Better case study, Lisa Carrington discusses her journey surf life-saving to kayaking and the value of failure along...
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