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School rugby plan ‘too dangerous’

The UK government plan to fund and to increase participation in rugby in schools has not been informed by injury data, experts warn in The British Medical Journal.

Professor Allyson Pollock and colleagues at Queen Mary University of London say the government “should ensure the safety and effectiveness of (school) sports” and call for injury surveillance and prevention programmes to be established to help reduce injury rates.

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Children put off sport by parents’ bad behaviour

Sports-parentChildren as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, according to a survey by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and cricket charity Chance to Shine.

Of the 1,002 eight to 16 year olds surveyed, 45% said the bad behaviour of parents made them feel like not wanting to take part in sport.

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Innovative school sports programme unveiled

School SportA trailblazing scheme which could transform how UK schools impact on students’ mental wellbeing through PE, sport and physical activity is to be piloted in Northamptonshire.

A report will be discussed by Northamptonshire County Council cabinet detailing proposals to work in partnership with independent charity the Youth Sport Trust on a pioneering approach to delivering PE and sport in secondary schools.

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The essentials of coaching teenage runners

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A footballing masterclass

The world’s most popular sport is also one of the most demanding. Stronger, cleverer and more agile, players have increased the intensity and tempo of the game.

Soccer Speed is a groundbreaking work that is so much more than simply a training guide. It is an all-encompassing execution plan for success in today’s aggressive, attacking and fast-paced game.

Every aspect of the game is covered, including step-by-step instruction and drills for developing technical and tactical speed in passing, receiving, dribbling, scoring, counter-attacking and defending.

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