Diversity and Inclusion in Sport
A Truly Inclusive Society needs Fully Inclusive Sport
We live in an incredibly and wonderfully diverse world. Countries and communities over the past few decades have worked very hard to ensure that diversity is seen as a strength, not something to be fought or dealt with. In a truly inclusive world differences in ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education and religion are appreciated, valued, respected and supported.
Inclusive sport ensures that everyone is treated equally and fairly and that everyone has access to sport in a manner that is relevant and appropriate to them.
In these pages you will find ideas and examples of how to become a truly inclusive coach. The children you coach and their families will be forever grateful.
This factsheet is one of a series, produced by sports coach UK and the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF), aimed at coaches who coach women or who are interested in coaching them in the future. Each factsheet provides insight into the female athlete and her needs, and guidance as to how better to coach and support her.
Professor Jim McKenna, Head of the Health and Active Lifestyles Research Centre at Leeds Beckett University (England) discusses the challenges coaches face to support the drive to increase participation and retention in youth sport: Can we deliver the sport experience kids want, not the one we think they need? And is the coaching workforce ready for that?
In this blog USA-based Changing the Game Project founder John O'Sullivan analyses the current picture of youth sport and takes us back to basics. He argues that if we keep our focus on what draws kids towards sport in the first place - enjoyment - we cannot stray too far from the right path. Wise words.
This video developed by Sport England has inspired thousands of women and girls to become physically active. Worth every second. Spread the word (images we mean!)
In this terrific clip produced by Sports Coach UK, the national lead agency for coaching in the United Kingdom, coaching children experts Alan Williams, Alison Tootill, C.J. Lee and Pete Sturgess, tell us why they got involved in coaching, why coaching children enthuses them and what they think children get from taking part in sport and coaching. Really inspirational stuff!
These safeguards outline the things that should be put in place by any organisation providing sports activities to children and young people.
The International safeguards for children in sport should be viewed as guides, which facilitate an organisation’s journey towards safeguarding children, rather than an end in themselves.
They reflect international declarations, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, relevant legislation, government guidance, existing child protection and safeguarding standards, and good practice.
This eBook was released in May 2012 by www.theinclusionclub.com Please subscribe to their fantastic website.
The What is Inclusion eBook is all about explaining and demystifying what is inclusion as it relates to people with disability and sport. The four contributors to this eBook (Martin Mansell, Eli Wolff, Steffi de Jong and Hamish Macdonald) have decades of experience between them and, in these interview transcripts, offer insights and practical advice that will further your understanding of inclusion.
This eBook was released in June 2012 by www.theinclusionclub.com. Please subscribe to their fantastic website.
In this eBook seven world leading practitioners explain what they do to create welcoming environments for people with disability where they work. The first point of contact is very important and can make or break inclusion. Discover more...
Part of the new Coaching Children 4-workshop series developed by Sport Ireland Coaching and Leeds Beckett University, this 16-page factsheet contains highly applicable knowledge and coaching tips designed to help coaches understand how children grow and develop and what that means for our sessions.
Part of the new Coaching Children 4-workshop series developed by Sport Ireland Coaching and Leeds Beckett University, this 16-page factsheet contains highly applicable knowledge and coaching tips designed to help coaches understand what children want from sport and how to give it to them.
sportscotland and the Winning Scotland Foundation, in cooperation with the Positive Coaching Alliance, have developed a national programme called Positive Coaching Scotland (PSC). PSC aims to culturally transform the way coaching is delivered to create a more positive environment and to support the development of life-skills through sport.