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Sports Parents

Being a sports parent can be a real challenge and you’re learning as you go. This section provides great tips and thought provoking content that will help you support your child, engage with coaches and organisations and give you practical advice of what to look out for in your child’s sporting environment.

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...
Sports Parents

Making Sense of Youth Sport

As you delve deeper into understanding the issues and challenges in youth sport today, it becomes clear – it’s complex. So how...
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Coaching Fundamentals

How do I support an unhappy player?

This video is shared by Player Development Project The question this week comes from Michael via email; “I’m new to the club...
Case Studies

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...
Sport Leadership

NZ Youth Sport with Andrew Eade

In this interview, we sit down with Andrew Eade, Sport Development Lead at Sport New Zealand for a wide ranging chat on...
Development & Performance

Interview with an All Black

This article is shared by Player Development Project Dane Coles is arguably one of the world’s best and most dynamic rugby players....
Coaching Fundamentals

A Focus on Fun

Fun should be at the forefront of kids sport. In this article, Simon Walters & Chris Whatman share a range of evidence...
Sports Parents

The Risks of Early Specialisation

In this article, we examine the ever-growing evidence of increasing injury to children in youth sport. Are high performance behaviours creeping into...
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