Opportunities and Pathways Traditional Pathways in Sport
Recap Applies to individuals performing at Participation national and international levels A more structured form of competitive Foundation sport at club or county level Mainly associated with introducing Competition youngsters to sport and developing fundamental motor skills. Also known as? Where sport is undertaken primarily forElite Performance fun and enjoyment, usually at a basic level. This can be the case for very competent sports people, however.
Recap Where sport is undertaken primarily for Participation fun and enjoyment, usually at a basic level. This can be the case for very competent sports people, however. Foundation Mainly associated with introducing youngsters to sport and developing fundamental motor skills. Also known as? Competition A more structured form of competitive sport at club or county levelElite Performance Applies to individuals performing at national and international levels
Traditional Pathways• Historically in the UK there have been two main pathways for aspiring athletes and performers to follow Regional School Elite Club Teams Education Local Senior Club Elite Club Junior Club Club
Traditional PathwaysThe pathway a young person took waslargely determined by the sport.Since the funding and support managed bythe UK Sport is done largely throughgoverning bodies and clubs, in recent timesthere has been more emphasis on the clubstructure.
Traditional PathwaysThrough 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 teamsSchool District County Regional National Team The School Sports Pathway
UniversitiesMany Universities provide opportunities for participation forall levels of performersMost have facilities for those wishing to participate merelyfor enjoyment or fitness and can use them often fordiscounted fees.Many offer high levels of competition through organiseduniversity sports competitions.Many also offer opportunities for elite athletes to train inconjunction 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 The Five Settings for Change Change Ageing Population Home Time Pressure Community Well Being + Obesity Work Place Levels of Investment Higher and Further Education Utilising Education Innovation and Variations in access Delivery Volunteers and professionals
The Seven Key Drivers for The Seven main outcomes of change Change Promotion and Increase participation Marketing in sport and activity Improve levels of Legislation Performance Accreditation and Widening Access Improvement Improving health and Structures and well-being 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 PlanIn 2002 the UK Government devised astrategy 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