Sport Development : Sport Development The Sport Development Continuum Sport Development : Sport Development Sport development is the promotion of sports activities for the community.
Successful sports development depends largely on effective partnership and networking with a wide range of community groups, service providers, facility operators, National Governing bodies, local authorities and voluntary groups. Sport Development Mission Statement : Sport Development Mission Statement To develop and promote sport and leisure opportunities for local residents and workforce from foundation to excellence.
Removing barriers to participation, promoting personal, social and community development.
The sport development movement started in the early 1980’s. Who is Involved in Sport Development? : Who is Involved in Sport Development? Teachers
Community outreach workers
Sport development officers (SDO’s) How Can We Define Sport Development? : How Can We Define Sport Development? Sport – has been defined in terms of competitive, rule governed games involving some physical activity
Development: conjures up notions of maturation, education and consolidation of competence, skills and knowledge
The idea to put both words together suggests a new and improved outcome is possible... Think… : Think… What if there is unequal emphasis in sport development?
Sports DEVELOPMENT Cont… : Cont… Those engaging in sports development must be in the business of devising better and more effective ways of promoting interest, participation and performance in sport
An important and contentious area facing sports development has been the need to work at both grass root levels and in elite sport….
Which is more important? Sport Development Tools : Sport Development Tools Sports development uses a number of tools to assist in the process of providing and promoting sports activities for the community. These include:
The Sports Development Continuum
Models of Sport Development
The Sport Development Strategy The Sports Development Continuum : The Sports Development Continuum Classifies participants in terms of their level of achievement in sport:
Linked to the continuum
are a number of models,
generally in diagrammatic form which illustrate how individuals move through the continuum The Sport Development Strategy : The Sport Development Strategy The sport development strategy provides guidance and performance measures for the SDO’s to follow and plan realistic goals and objectives. Sports Development can be Target Specific : Sports Development can be Target Specific Community groups
Sport specific i.e. development of football