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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: 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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Development & Performance

Are we writing them off too early?

In this series of Balance is Better articles, Sport NZ explores the myths surrounding youth sport and the shift in thinking needed...
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Development & Performance

Building Mental Strength

This video is shared by Player Development Project. The psychological component of player development can be seen as the most complex. It...
Development & Performance

The value of sport for our communities

The benefits of being involved in sport are far-reaching. For participants, research shows that sport is a great tonic for making us happier, healthier people. At a...
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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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Research: Bullying and the Peer Group

This article is shared by Player Development Project Research Paper By: Christina Salmivalli The Big Idea This review paper was published in...
Sports Parents

The Angst & Urgency of Talent Development

This article is shared by Player Development Project Developing talent is a complex journey for both player and coach. Founder of TOVO Academy &...
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