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Balance is Better

Balance is Better is an evidence-based philosophy to support quality sport experiences for all young people, regardless of ability, needs and motivations. It is about young people staying involved in sport for life and realising their potential at the right time. 


Balance is Better principles

About Balance is Better



How much is too much when it comes to youth sport

How to coach with a balance is better philosophy

Creating a positive parent culture

Running good trials and selections

Balanced female health handbook

Unpacking the Balance is Better principles  for sport leaders and administrators



The Good Sport Spine is a tool to help parents, teachers, coaches and sport administrators understand how they impact children's sport experiences.

To support children to have positive sporting experiences, adults should aim to always fall under the Climate of Development.

Focusing on Participants

January 2004 update

November 2023 update

Play Week

Keeping girls in sport

October 2023 update

Mental health awareness week

What do youth want from sport?