18 Jan 2015

Growing grass root talent

From The Weekend, 9:33 am on 18 January 2015

Girl playing soccer

Competitive sport is a long haul, demanding heaps of commitment from children as well as their families, with many bumps on the road, not least puberty and cost.

How can we keep kids in the game, or on the track, or on the court? What can parents do to help and how do girls in particular fare?

Lynn Freeman talks to swimmer John Winter, Professor of Leadership at Massey University Sarah Leberman, Wellington Phoenix general manager David Dome, and cricketer and coach Jack Vale about keen kids with the ability to one day represent their college, their region or even New Zealand on the podium.

John Winter, Sarah Leberman, David Dome
Swimmer John Winter, Professor of Leadership at Massey University Sarah Leberman, and General Manager, Wellington Phoenix David Dome.