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What is a Good Youth Sport Experience?

By January 30, 2020 No Comments

As we ramp up toward a new season of youth ice hockey, it’s important that we take a moment to consider what building a healthy youth player experience looks like.

The below articles cover some valuable material around how we as parents, coaches, managers and clubs can contribute towards building a healthy future for ice hockey in New Zealand.

Content shared from Sport New Zealand www.balanceisbetter.org.nz

What is a Good Youth Sport Experience?

In this article, Sport Waikato shares insights into how adults can create a great sporting experience for our young people.

https://balanceisbetter.org.nz/what-does-a-good-youth-sport-experience-look-like/

Praise vs. Affirmation

Prof. Stephen Rollnick is a pioneer in motivational interviewing and in recent years has been applying his knowledge to sport. In this article, Stephen offers a psychology perspective on the key differences between praise and affirmation with young athletes.

https://balanceisbetter.org.nz/praise-vs-affirmation/

How Happiness Enhances Performance

Can happiness impact performance? Former Professional golfer and President of New Edge Performance, John Haime explains how putting enjoyment before achievement can maximise performance.

https://balanceisbetter.org.nz/how-happiness-enhances-performance/