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Secondary School Sport

Our secondary school sport environment is crucial to youth well-being. If you are involved in secondary school sport as a coach, sport co-ordinator, Director of Sport, Regional Sport Director or Principal you’ll find content here that will challenge your thinking and help you provide the very best sports opportunities for your students

Coaching Fundamentals

Redefining Masculinity in Rugby Cultures

This article is shared by Player Development Project Masculinity plays a huge role in how male coaches communicate and behave. It also...
Case Studies

Streetwise: Futsal Case Study

Futsal is becoming one of the most popular sports in New Zealand. In this Balance is Better Case Study, we examine how...
Sport Leadership

Meeting the Needs of Youth

Young people value sport. So why do participation rates consistently drop at similar ages? In this article, Sport New Zealand presents some...
Case Studies

Nathan Twaddle on Flow

Former World Champion rower, Nathan Twaddle speaks to Balance is Better on athlete flow and being in the zone to perform. “You...
Sport Leadership

Learning begins when teaching stops

This article is shared by Player Development Project How does a teacher or coach transition to a learner-centric view where you can...
Development & Performance

Using sport to help forge resilience

This article is shared by Player Development Project How can sport help build resilience in people? Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology...
Sports Parents

COVID-19 and youth sport in New Zealand

The COVID-19 pandemic has widely and dramatically impacted all parts of society. As we continue to digest the shock that this pandemic...
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