Good Sports

5 Golden Rules of Sideline Supporters

We love our sideline supporters but it is good to be reminded of how we can best be a positive sideline supporter so that our youth have the best experience possible in sport.

1. Fun with friends come first

2. It’s their time let them shine

3. Applaud effort over outcome

4. Be a good sport too

5. Love watching them play

Golden Rules of Youth Sport Coaches

Our youth begin their netball season tomorrow. As youth coaches now is the time to check in to see if we are following the Golden Rules of Youth Coaching. It is also a great chance for parents to understand and find ways to support coaches in using the Golden Rules to create positive experiences in sport for our youth.

1 Make it fun

2 Always be positive

3 Be patient with progress

4 Process over outcome

5 Teach life skills

6 Coach them to coach

7 Know your athletes

8 Beware of burnout

9 Be a good sport too

10 Coach their heart

In this video by BeSportive we hear from Dan Carter, Melodie Robinson, Phil Tataurangi, Anna Stanley, Ross Taylor, Dillon Boucher, Maia Jackman, Anna Lawrence, Eroni Clark, Warren Gatland and Monty Beetham about how sport coaches can create the best experiences for young Kiwis.

Good Sports - Positive Experience

Are you providing a positive experience? The Good Sports initiative believes we need to raise adults’ awareness about their behaviours in children’s sport, and if necessary, promote a positive shift in that behaviour.This is a great reminder to always focus on giving our kids a positive experience in play, sport and active recreation.#goodsportswaikato #behaviourchange #positiveshift 

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