These events are to increase capability and understanding of governance leaders in the sport sector. The Governance workshops create professional development and networking opportunities for our governance members of the sport sector.
Previous Sessions – Succession Planning in Governance with Raewyn Eastwood:
Balance is Better
About Balance is Better
Balance is Better is about keeping our young people in sport. Sport NZ developed the evidence-based philosophy to inform and provide a framework for the sport system to put the needs of the participant/athlete first.
Its overall objective is to ensure the sport system provides opportunities for ALL tamariki and rangatahi (young people aged 5-18) to positively experience the benefits of sport participation and to realise their potential.
The focus of the philosophy is on why young people play sport – to have fun, experience challenge, develop and improve, be part of a team or group, and be with friends.
Addressing system issues
Balance is Better is also about ‘pushing back’ against 3 key issues that are evident in youth sport. These issues have been identified through research and insight and are supported by evidence:
- Childhood success is not a reliable predictor of future success
- Identifying athletes early and specialising early is taking its toll on young people
- A focus on winning rather than development is a problem because it can have unintended consequences on the wellbeing of the participant and affect their motivation to take part.
Find out more about Balance is Better here