Opportunities and Pathways Traditional Pathways in Sport
Recap Applies to individuals performing at national and international levels Participation A more structured form of competitive sport at club or county level Foundation Mainly associated with introducing youngsters to sport and developing fundamental motor skills. Also known as? Competition Where sport is undertaken primarily for fun and enjoyment, usually at a basic level. This can be the case for very competent sports people, however. Elite Performance
Recap Where sport is undertaken primarily for fun and enjoyment, usually at a basic level. This can be the case for very competent sports people, however. Participation Mainly associated with introducing youngsters to sport and developing fundamental motor skills. Also known as? Foundation Competition A more structured form of competitive sport at club or county level Applies to individuals performing at national and international levels Elite Performance
Traditional Pathways Historically in the UK there have been two main pathways for aspiring athletes and performers to follow Regional Teams School Elite Club Education Local Junior Club Senior Club Elite Club Club
Traditional Pathways The pathway a young person took was largely determined by the sport. Since the funding and support managed by the UK Sport is done largely through governing bodies and clubs, in recent times there has been more emphasis on the club structure.
Through the Physical Education School Sport and Club Links (PESSCL) strategy and Sports Colleges, the YST has attempted to narrow the gap. Traditional Pathways
The School Sports System: Friendly and competitive based fixtures Inter-house, sports days, swimming galas Only 5% of students at a school are involved in competitive sport Majority of school sport still run by volunteers – usually teachers giving up time to coach and take teams Traditional Pathways School District County Regional National Team The School Sports Pathway
Universities Many Universities provide opportunities for participation for all levels of performers Most have facilities for those wishing to participate merely for enjoyment or fitness and can use them often for discounted fees. Many offer high levels of competition through organised university sports competitions. Many also offer opportunities for elite athletes to train in conjunction with academic courses.
National Framework for Sport A joint policy from the government and key sports agencies Its aim is ‘Making England an Active and Successful Nation – A Vision for 2020’ Trying to change the culture of sport and physical activity
The Seven Key Drivers for Change The Five Settings for Change Home Ageing Population Community Time Pressure Work Place Well Being + Obesity Higher and Further Education Levels of Investment Utilising Education Innovation and Delivery Variations in access Volunteers and professionals
The Seven Key Drivers for Change The Seven main outcomes of change Promotion and Marketing Increase participation in sport and activity Improve levels of Performance Legislation Accreditation and Improvement Widening Access Improving health and well-being Structures and Partnerships Creating stronger safer communities Innovation and Delivery Improving Education Strategic Planning and Evidence Benefiting the economy
National Framework for Sport Plans have been produced in order to provide clear pathways for people in sport There 20 priority sports and a further 10 development sports Any guesses???
Game Plan In 2002 the UK Government devised a strategy called ‘Game Plan’ Using the text book (pg 124) make notes around the key areas of the strategy and where the 3 main UK sports agencies fit into it
A Sporting Future for All 2000 – Document Highlighted governments aims to modernise England’s sporting organisations Set out objectives for sport within education, community sport and excellence Superseded by National Framework for Sport