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Youth Sport Trust National School Sport Week

The Youth Sport Trust is busy gearing up for its annual celebration of the benefits of being active — National School Sport Week (NSSW).

This year’s event will take place from the 20-24 June at schools up and down the country.

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The Association for Physical Education (afPE) National Conference 2016

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) National Conference 2016 will take place at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent on the 5th and 6th July, 2016.

This has been an exciting twelve months with physical education, school sport and physical activity high on everyone’s agenda.

The afPE national conference is critical for all physical education and school sport professionals working in the sector.

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Call to ban tackling in school rugby

Health experts are calling on the Government to ban tackling in school rugby.

In an open letter to MPs, chief medical officers and children’s commissioners, some 70 doctors and health experts argue that schools should move towards non-contact rugby.

The signatories say studies show the risk of injuries to teenagers is “high and injuries are often serious”.

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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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School Soccer
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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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