Good Sports®

Good Sports is an initiative led by Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation, and is funded by Sport New Zealand, New Zealand Community Trust and AUT. It aims to create positive sport environments for rangatahi and tamariki to encourage life-long participation.  

Parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers and sport leaders, are all key adults in children’s sport that can influence their experiences. Poor side-line behaviour, overuse injury, burnout and disaffection with sport can negatively impact the child’s sporting experience. 

Good Sports works with adults to raise their awareness of these issues so that there can be a positive shift and focus on the needs of the children. 

Good Sports is well aligned to Balance is Better and is a useful tool to bring the Balance is Better conversation to local communities and parents.    

If you’re a coach and want your rangatahi and tamariki to have a great season, check out these tips here.

If you’re a parent and want your rangatahi and tamariki to have a great season, check out these tips here.

You can read more about Good Sports over on Sport New Zealand, Aktive, the Good Sports Facebook page or Balance is Better.



Good Sports Developer Workshop

We are teaming up with Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation and Sport NZ to present a Good Sports Developer Workshop.
This interactive workshop will be aimed at key adult influencers within your organisation and will give them the insights and skills to help create positive sporting experiences for our children by addressing the current issues they face within their codes.
Good Sports is all about creating positive sporting experiences for children. It does this by supporting and educating the key adult influencers in children’s sport: parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers and sport leaders.
Both practitioners and researchers supporting Good Sports agree that many issues in children’s sport stem from adult involvement. These issues include poor side-line behaviour, overuse injury, burnout and disaffection with sport – and they can hinder success on and off the field.
To address these issues and give children the best chance of developing a lifelong love of sport, Good Sports focuses on raising adults’ awareness about their behaviours in children’s sport and, if necessary, promoting a positive shift in that behaviour.
This workshop is free.
Register for the workshop before Monday 15th March, so we can make it tailor-made.


Click here to register