School sport should prioritise development of the person, not the athlete. A new TV deal has some worried there hasn’t been enough debate as to how this will impact the culture of school sport.
For athletes, COVID-19 means more than cancelled competitions. Having their athletic goals put on hold and their training routines disrupted can take a toll on athletes’ mental health.
Amid plans to create special sports divisions for high-poverty schools, coaches at such schools explain how they produce championship-winning teams despite having fewer resources.
We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they’d go on to enjoy later in life?
Sport is only one way of being active and it’s usually done at particular times and on particular days. Teens should get physical activity throughout the day, every day.
Specialist teachers and hours of compulsory physical education a week are keeping Nordic school children moving. When it comes to physical activity, Australia could do better.
The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
Try thinking of exercise as fun and something to enjoy with friends.
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.
The relationship between commercialised sport and junior sport has largely been left to the periphery of Australian sporting analyses.
There is much work to do if Australia is to eradicate various barriers to participation in sport.