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How Children Grow and Develop

Children Are Not Mini-Adults


Sounds obvious, but more and more in modern society we expect, not only more from our kids, but also earlier. Sport is no different.

But beware, children's developmental timetables cannot be accelerated, steps cannot be missed and stages cannot be skipped. We have to allow children and young people time to grow and mature. Most importantly, we have to take into account their stage of development when planning and delivering sport to them.

This section will help you create age- and stage-appropriate sessions and programmes, because yes, children are not mini-adults.

 

Credit: Zachary Scott