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Guiding children through the issues of youth sport

Best Practice for Youth Sport tackles the increasing professionalisation and specialisation of youth sport which is eroding the ideal mantra: “It’s all about the kids.”

The text explores developmentally appropriate practice and encourages athlete-centered practices that are truly beneficial for young athletes.

It is based on the principle of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), which can be defined as engaging in decisions, behaviours, and policies that meet the physical, psychological and social needs of children based on their ages and maturity.

It is an ideal reference text for students, practitioners and researchers in youth sport and sport and exercise psychology.

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School joins ‘clean sport’ anti-doping scheme

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Millfield school in Somerset has signed up for an anti-sports-doping accreditation scheme, the first time a school in the UK has sought this official “clean sport” status.

UK Anti-Doping ensures sports bodies comply with international anti-doping regulations.

A spokeswoman for the anti-doping agency said there was not a problem with doping in school sport, but it was important to get the message across to young athletes.

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Young people ‘priced out of sport’ after leaving school

Young people are being squeezed out of sport because a third live in poverty and the cost of taking part is too high, according to a new study.

The report, Moving the Goalposts: Poverty and Access to Sport for Young People, says  Schools could help by opening facilities to community groups out of hours. Continue reading

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Premier League to expand primary school sport scheme

School Soccer 2The Premier League has agreed to expand its school sport programme to every primary school in England and Wales as part of a grassroots sport initiative.

The school sport programme is currently in 4,158 schools but the league is to more than double its reach to 10,000 schools in the next three years and extend it to all primary schools within six years.

The programme, which involves both Premier League and Football League clubs’ community coaches, offers PE lessons and teacher training in addition to the government’s £150m a year school sport premium, as well as after-school multi-sport clubs and tournaments that encourage competitive sport.

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Volleyball success, just a step away

Volleyball: Steps to Success provides comprehensive instruction in a unique progressive format that will have you digging, blocking and racking up the kills in no time.

With 64 on-court drills and technical instruction for all of the game’s essential skills, you will become a well-rounded player capable of playing any position.

You will master individual skills such as serving, passing and setting through detailed skill instruction, court diagrams and full colour photographic sequences, before progressing to valuable tactics and strategies that will help you become an on-court leader for your team.

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Youth Sport Trust responds to Government consultation

Students-racing-in-PE-classThe Youth Sport Trust has welcomed the Government’s Consultation Paper – A New Strategy for Sport and has submitted a response to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The response has been guided by a set of key principles and priorities, which the YST believes the UK Government needs to consider as part of any strategy development.

These have been developed thanks to the Youth Sport Trust’s 20 years of experience in delivering high quality physical education (PE), physical activity and sport in schools around the country (as well as in 63 countries across the world).

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The essential guide for new basketball coaches.

You volunteered to coach the basketball team, but are you really ready? How will you teach the fundamental skills, run effective practices and harness the energy of your young team?

The updated second edition of Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball provides inexperienced coaches with the most relevant tools for teaching, coaching and developing young players of all abilities.

It walks coaches through 20 simple, enjoyable drills that teach basic offensive and defensive skills while spelling out the key techniques players need to develop.

New to this edition are variations for each drill that can be introduced to increase the difficulty level.

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The easy way to teach primary school gymnastics

Many teachers hold the misconception that gymnastics is risky and difficult to teach in primary school settings.

But author Lindsay Broomfield, an international gymnastics competitor, senior club coach and gymnastics tutor, lays to rest those misconceptions in Complete Guide to Primary Gymnastics.

Firm in the belief that gymnastics is accessible to all and is straightforward to teach, Lindsay provides clear instruction for primary teachers and club coaches, even those with little or no experience, to teach gymnastics skills.

In fact, this book and DVD package covers everything a teacher or coach needs to know and deliver. Its progressive approach builds on the basics and allows for a smooth transition for pupils entering year 7.

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