outcomes of New Zealanders really as a whole in terms of the health and well-being.
I think there's this fear from parents there if their kid doesn't actually turn up to a lot of these activities that they won't become that elite player or kick on to have a professional career and what what we're missing here is those experiences actually help develop athletes. So you know it's putting more pressure on and you know we've got this philosophy where they need to train harder in order to to be a better player when in actual fact as I said we're getting that burnout.
I think everybody either has that burning desire that they want to become something and and know themselves what they need to do to get there and you know you'd often don't find that out until you're you know you're a bit older. So as a kid it's about just having as many experiences as you can and I think one of the things we need to do is actually educate parents that it's okay their their kids have a range of experiences.
It's easy to get kind of caught up on the one or two kids that are that stand out when they're 9 or 10 years old and you know I believe that you know as coaches and parents we all have a role to play that everyone's got to have an opportunity. Kids do develop at different ages and stages and so what might be good for that child at 10 years old, suddenly you know when they're 14 everyone's catching up to them so it's really important that we we keep an open mind and that's got to start with education of coaches and parents at an early age and sport