Story: Children and sport

Netball skills award scheme

Research in the 1980s showed that a lack of basic sporting skills could lead children to perform poorly and lose interest in sport. This resulted in a new emphasis on skills training to better equip children in their chosen sport. The New Zealand Netball Association started a skills award scheme in which players who achieved a set number of points won an award. This is Melanie Lovell-Smith's chart from 1982. 

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Ben Schrader, 'Children and sport - Identity and ethos', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013