7 Feb 2020

Preventing youth sport burnout

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 7 February 2020

A look at the changes underway in youth sport to boost participation and skill development and prevent burnout.
New Zealand Rugby, Netball, Football Hockey and Cricket have pledged to take the emphasis away from specialisation and representative teams and place it on fun and development.

Ice Hockey in the US began similar changes 10 years ago.

To discuss how is it going so far - the technical director behind that programme, Ken Martel, Sport New Zealand Talent Development Manager Alex Chiet and and North Harbour, head of rugby engagement and participation Bill Wigglesworth.

Schoolboy rugby

Photo: RNZ/ Clare Sziranyi