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Parenting style impacts the emotional climate in kids’ team sports, and parenting practices impact positive and negative outcomes for child athletes. Unsplash/Ben Hershey

Here are the best parents to have around, according to youth sport coaches

Supporting one's child on a sports team isn't always a walk at the ballpark. Parents face complex demands that require a repertoire of skills that are rarely discussed or taught.
Neglected and sub-par facilities are one of many barriers to youth participation in sport. tup wanders

Our ‘sporting nation’ is a myth, so how do we get youngsters back on the field?

The first step in reviving a lost sporting culture is to involve young Australians in working out why sport has lost its appeal and how to reverse the decline in youth participation.
Whichever way you look at it, Australian rules football makes a clear difference for the better in people’s lives. AAP/Joe Castro

Back to the future: has the AFL lost its community?

In their hearts, everyone associated with the AFL knows the decline in the community is real.

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