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Perfectionistic Climate Animation

The short animation below by Andrew Hill, Laura Fenwick and Michael Grugan of York St John University introduces the concept of Perfectionistic Climate - informational cues and goal structures aligned with the view that performances must be perfect and less than perfect performances are unacceptable. A perfectionistic climate has five components - expectation, criticism, control, conditional …
Date: 11:34:24 27.06.2022
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Perfection

ukactive CEO on how the Government can support a more active nation

In December 2020, the ords Sport and Recreation Committee on a National Plan for Sport and Recreation published its call for evidence, inviting the public to provide their views on how we can remove barriers to participation in sport and recreation and facilitate more active lifestyles. The Today programme on BBC Radio 4 spoke to ukactive's CEO, Huw Edwards, in May 2022 about the nation'…
Date: 11:13:25 02.06.2022
Categories: General
Keywords:  Participation

Interview with Alice Dearing and Danielle Obe

"The BSA (Black Swimming Association) is set up as a bridge… building bridges into disenfranchised and disengaged communities.” Alice Dearing made history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as the first black female swimmer to represent Team GB at an Olympic Games. Danielle Obe is Chair of the Black Swimming Association, a charity that she co-founded along with Alice.  …
Date: 17:20:16 13.09.2021
Categories: General
Keywords:  Diversity,Inclusion,Life-Saving

Club Natters Episode 8

This episode of Club Natters, the audio podcast from Sport England's Club Matters, explores LGBT+ participation in clubs. Jamie Hooper (Senior Equality and Diversity Manager at Sport England), Lou Englefield (Director at Pride Sports) and Tom Oliver (Project Officer at Living Sport) discuss the key insight around barriers, enablers and share top tips around what you can do …
Date: 11:09:34 06.07.2020
Categories: General
Keywords:  LGBT+, Participation, Inclusion

Recovery Experience

​Leisure-net provides Customer Insight, Business Intelligence and Consultation services to the cultural services, active leisure, health and fitness industries. The  key objectives of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport' (LRS) are to increase participation and widen access to sport and active recreation. See and hear how Active Partnerships are working within localities in Leisure-ne…
Date: 14:09:15 09.05.2020
Categories: General
Keywords:  Partnership,Recovery

Youth Athlete Development (IOC Consensus): Specialisation, Talent Identification, Injury Prevention

"The goal is clear: Develop healthy, capable and resilient young athletes, while attaining widespread, inclusive, sustainable and enjoyable participation and success for all levels of individual athletic achievement. Yet, this is a considerable challenge for all stakeholders in youth sports - parents, coaches, administrators, sport governing bodies and, especially, youth athletes" …
Date: 10:56:40 30.09.2019
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Maturation, Injury, Talent

The Social Impact of Sport and Recreation

Episode 8 of The Sport and Recreation Podcast hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance featues three organisations who are effectively targeting hard to reach communities in order to get children and young people active. Each has fascinating stories to share on their success, their challenges and their impact. It is a fantastic opportunity …
Date: 13:11:57 10.09.2019
Categories: General
Keywords:  Impact,Participation

Something to Sh2out about

In April 2019 we featured a video by Colin Hill (bio) about Sh2out which expressed his concern with Triathlon and RLSS shaping open water swimming by setting guidelines for swim venues.  In it Colin questioned whether this is in the best interest of "your general outdoor swimmer" or a way for triathlon to claim credit for an already growing activity to Sport England? Or …
Date: 16:00:54 19.08.2019
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Governance, Triathlon, Safety, Participation

Participation of Young People in Sport

Following consultation of the Sport Working Party, the EU Presidency prepared this discussion paper on 'Increasing the participation of children and young people in sport in 21st Century Europe'. It was submitted as the basis for the policy debate taking place at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council meeting on 22 - 23 May 2019. You can follow the public session …
Date: 10:36:55 23.05.2019
Categories: General
Keywords:  Policy

The Sport and Recreation Podcast Episode 3

The Sport and Recreation Alliance's recent Fit for the Future Convention brought senior leaders from across the sport and recreation sector together to discuss behaviour change and how we can collectively influence more people to be more active, more often.   During the day, Alliance CEO, Emma Boggis sat down with Sport England CEO, Tim Hollingsworth to get his take on behaviour change…
Date: 22:11:35 07.02.2019
Categories: General
Keywords:  Participation, Strategy

Club Natters Episode 5

The fifth episode of Club Matters podcast covers the topic of attracting women and girls to your sports club. Hosts Robyn and Glenn open the podcast by speaking to Lisa O'Keefe, Director of Insight at Sport England, about the latest This Girl Can campaign and what it can teach organisations about getting women through the doors. Jane Ashworth OBE, StreetGames' CEO, also joins …
Date: 17:02:03 05.02.2019
Categories: General
Keywords:  Insight, Engagement, Participation

Inclusive sport - transgender participation

In this special podcast LawInSport partnered with the Sport & Recreation Alliance for 'Alliance Learning Week' to produce a short talk that will discuss how sport and recreation organisations can create an inclusive culture, specifically for trans people. The podcast covers current legal guidance and features practical advice from the Amateur Swimming Association’s experience …
Date: 12:44:21 30.10.2018
Categories: General
Keywords:  Transgender, Participation, Inclusion

The Relative Age Effect

In this UK Coaching podcast, David Turner, Children's Lead,, discusses the relative age-effect, something both sports coaches and parents should be aware of. Many sports clubs and organisations mirror the educational system and use the academic year to register their players for participation. These specific academic year age groups provides consistency for children in regards to friend…
Date: 09:24:58 20.11.2017
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Age

Market Segmentation - Parents

Parents play a significant role in deciding what sports their children play – but what influences those decisions? You will no doubt have seen research and market segmentation techniques suggested by Sport England to increase the likelihood of participation in sport increasing. With over 3.5 million Australians aged between 5 and 17, the Australian Sports Commission has conducted research…
Date: 09:38:15 27.05.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Participation

Sports Management 4 April 2016 - Issue 117

Sports Management 4 April 2016 Issue 117 nbsp; Sports Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global sports facilities, major events and host cities industry Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu's …
Date: 18:29:15 27.04.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Neuroscience, Engagement, Participation

Serious sea swimming

Those who swim laps are dedicated. Those who swim in the open ocean show no fear. At least, not externally. Australia's ABC Radio National headed outside for its podcast series Off Track which speaks for places beyond policy and politics: environments loved and lived in. Listen to the full episode.
Date: 17:02:18 26.03.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Participation

Sports Management No 114 22 February 2016

Sports Management No 114 22nd February 2016 Sports Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global sports facilities, major events and host cities industry | Title: Sports Management No 114 22nd February 2016, Author: Leisure Media, Name: sm_no114_22feb2016, Length: 64 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2016-02-18T00:00:00.000Z
Date: 00:45:12 01.03.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Diversity,Participation

Impact of PE and school sport premium

Research into the impact of the PE and school sport premium has found that 99% of schools reported a positive impact on fitness and healthy lifestyles. The PE and sport premium is a cross-government funding initiative for schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The results from the current report are from a survey of 586 primary schools in the first year …
Date: 18:11:12 22.12.2015
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Schools, PE

Role of friendship in young women sport participation

Research by StreetGames has found that friendship has a key role to play to drive sport participation in young women.  Key findings 63% of young women say they won't play sport or exercise without a friend by their side. Since school, 44% of young women have rarely played any sport.  77% of young women said the number one reason for playing sport would be to catch up …
Date: 09:43:40 22.10.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Participation

Parental Behaviour in Youth Sport

A webinar from Dr Camilla Knight at Swansea University working with sports coach UK that covers research on parents' behaviour and how children's experience can be enhanced in sport participation.
Date: 17:24:56 30.09.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Behaviour