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Sport New Zealand’s 2011 Young People’s Survey - Staff Survey Results – June 2013 (PDF)
New Zealand’s nationwide Young People’s Survey sought understanding of how sport and recreation fit into the lives of boys and girls. The survey also allowed questions to be asked of some school staff, offering new and useful insights into sport and active recreation in the school environment. (Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library)

The New Zealand physical activity and sedentary behaviour report card for children and youth: 2014 inaugural report card – May 2014 (PDF)
Modelled on the Canadian version, this document used evidence from eight years of New Zealand surveys on physical activity (including organised sport and free play), lifestyle behaviours and community and government initiatives promoting physical activity to assign grades to nine indicators of health for children and youth. (National Institute of Health Innovation, University of Auckland)

Practice briefing – young people – 13 Mar 2014
This British practice briefing looks at practical strategies for increasing the physical activity levels of young people. It looks at 11-18 year olds specifically and provides evidence-based suggestions and practical ideas for this age group. (The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health)

Safe sport for children – May 2014 (PDF)
These New Zealand guidelines set out four steps to help sports organisations reduce the risk of harm to participating children. This harm includes physical harm from engaging in a physical activity, emotional abuse, bullying, inappropriate cultural practices, and physical and sexual abuse. These guidelines also provide organisations with a self-audit tool kit. The appendix contains a policy template. (Sport NZ)

Call for sports organisations to have child protection policies – 13 May 2014 (AUDIO 19 minutes)
Child protection organisations in New Zealand say too many sporting clubs and organisations don't have child protection policies, which is leaving children vulnerable to abuse. (Radio NZ National)

The Let’s Get Going story – May 2014 (PDF)
A joint initiative between New Plymouth District Council and Sport Taranaki, this programme was designed to deliver bike skills to children under five to progress towards riding a bike independently. (Sport and Recreation Case Study Toolkit)

Coaching top tips for young people by young people – 6 Aug 2013
Attendees at a UK conference of young people volunteering at doorstep sport projects were interviewed about youth coaching techniques. This resource includes a short video. (sportscoach UK)

Effective education and development of youth sport coaches – December 2013 (PDF)
This review examines America’s youth sport coaches – who they are, their educational needs, how they learn to coach – as well as evidence on the efficacy of coaching education programmes and the key principles for effective youth coach development. Strategies for effectively coaching youth are also outlined. (President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition)

American Academy of Paediatrics recommends training programmes to reduce risk of ACL tears in young athletes – 28 Apr 2014
Increasing numbers of young athletes, especially girls, are tearing their anterior cruciate ligament, which provides stability to the knee. The American Academy of Paediatrics has published a clinical guide (PDF) to assist diagnosis and treatment. (American Academy of Paediatrics)

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