How far should a coach go to ‘bring out the best’ in an athlete.
And what should clubs do to protect children and young athletes from the harm caused by over-training?
Pushing athletes beyond their physical and
Does your club need funds to turn a brilliant idea into reality?
Competition may be fierce on the playing field, but try finding cash sponsorship for a new project or event. Small local businesses can often
A guide to staying safe when your team hits the road
Travelling to away fixtures or events is a regular on the calendar for many sporting clubs and a highlight for players and athletes of all ages. But even the
What to do when interests collide at your club
Mum and dad volunteers are the backbone of grassroots sport in Australia. They lead our sporting clubs and are usually heavily involved in other areas of the community. As
Help is at hand to solve those tricky team issues
It's the start of the season: Have you got any team selection issues? What about age restriction dilemnas? Do you have girls and boys wanting to play in each other’s
Be a positive role model for your kids
A coach calls one of his seven year old players aside and asks, “Do you understand what cooperation is? What a team is?” The little boy nods ‘yes’.
“Do you understand
Our national sport stars say play by the rules
While sport has dominated the news for all the wrong reasons lately, it’s time to share some positive messages from one of our current Test Cricket greats, an
'Fun at all costs' should be the motto
With the focus on cheating and corruption in sport at the moment, underpinned by a 'winning at all costs' attitude, it just shows how important it is for us as parents, coaches
Integrity matters for every sport
Is your organisation spending a lot of time dealing with integrity issues such as discrimination or inappropriate behaviour?
Do you have on and off-field issues with players, angry
Breaking down the barriers within sport
In this exclusive article for Play by the Rules, Pippa Grange explains the thinking behind some of the standard responses used to justify homophobic behavior in sport, the apathy
No room for spectators
“Parents or teachers should be the ones to deal with bullying incidents”, “It’s a natural and normal part of sport”, “Let them sort it out themselves”.
If you agree with any of
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