Competitive School Sport

All children enjoy being appropriately challenged and at a young age most are keen to explore what they are capable of. Competitive school sport for primary school children should be characterised by a focus on achieving one’s ‘personal best’ rather than being ‘the best’. Engage primary children in personal challenges, allow them to practise and test their skills and personal competence, and small-sided games to encourage teamwork and a sense of how to play and succeed. A good competitive school sport programme includes regular club participation opportunities where children can learn more about specific sports, receive age-appropriate coaching and practise their skills.