It is important for young people to play sport and stay active for their physical and mental health and wellbeing, and to develop their physical literacy. An early connection to sport can also encourage a lifelong love of sport and physical activity.
Coaches, teachers, sporting organisations and parents can help get young people moving again by:
- understanding who their disengaged youth are and their barriers and motivations
- building the sport-in-school partnership
- using smart program delivery, deliver and design strategies.
Sporting organisations can target inactive youth through their existing and new sport programs as outlined below.