Keeping young people in sport and realising their potential
Balance is Better Philosophy
An evidence-based philosophy that underpins Sport NZ's overall approach to youth sport.
Changing the approach to youth sport
Sport NZ and five of the country’s largest participation sports are taking a stand to bring the fun and skills development focus back into the game for all young people.
Balance is Better Champions
Our Champions support partners who are tackling change to ingrained competition formats, tournaments, and selection processes in their sport focusing on 11-18 year olds.
Resources and case studies
Resources developed specifically for parents and coaches, sports leaders and participant development.
A Government funding initiative to promote sport for primary, intermediate and secondary school students.