School Sport Cooperation

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You want to start a project in the field of school and sport sector cooperation or you're currently leading an existing one? Great! Then this benchmark tool allows you to asses your own programme or project against a set of defined indicators. Furthermore you have the opportunity to get advice from organisations which are already working in the field of school and sport sector cooperation. You ready? Let's start!

 

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#8 OFFER PROPER ACTIVITIES!
While in principal, most sports and physical activities may be applied, successful school- and sport sector cooperation should deliver those sports and activities that in particular match the program’s specific objectives and the target group’s specific needs.
Relevance – Why is this requirement important?

There are many reasons why an organization should deliver those sports and activities that in particular match the program´s specific objectives and the target group´s specific needs. One is, that if an organization is able to deliver the right (sport) activities for the right target group, more people will enjoy these sports and get a higher physical activity level. When the needs of the targetgroup align the objectives of the program, children get more motivated and therefore it becomes a more successful program.

In this context physical education and school sport objectives are similar - however school sport rarely include students with low motor (sport) skill level and children with special needs. The girls drop out rate are also higher than those of boys (Vella, Cliff &Okely, 2014). The drop-out rate in the field of youth sport is very high worldwide (Crane & Temple, 2015). The main reasons for drop-out are the following: (1) lack of enjoyment, (2) perceptions of competence, (3) social pressures, (4) competing priorities and (5) physical factors (maturation and injuries). This trend could be turn around with high quality P.E. and school sport programs where the objectives are in accordance (e.g. participation, inclusion and learning should be promoted versus competitive results and performance). In sum, school sport cooperation should pay extra attention towards the needs of these, so called, drop-out risk groups.

Challenges – What are the typical challenges related to this requirement?

One main challenge is that the objectives of public funded projects and the needs of the target group are sometimes very different. It's important as well to know what the target group wants, especially with special groups (girls vs. boys, special education). Another challenge is to set-up a feasible programme (time, staff, accommodation) which fits to their specific needs. Communication and program harmonisation between the school sport leaders and P.E. teachers, needs to be considered too. Finally yet importantly, supervision and quality control of the sport lessons and avoidment of an early specialization and non-competitive environment are relevant for successful projects.

Strategies – What are potential measures or strategies you might consider to (better) fulfil this requirement?
  • cooperative planning of the objectives of the sport programme
  • start a cooperation in school environment and switch into sport club setting after some time, because school is a more familiar and more controllable environment
  • Support advanced training for sport club coaches frequently
  • Get specialized teachers from special education to help out on special target groups
  • monitoring the sport lesson quality (if it is delivering by a sport coach, or volunteer)
  • communication between the school and school sport leaders on a regular basis
  • focusing and involving students, whom are not participating sport club activities outside the school
Self-Test – How does your project fulfil this requirement?
Are the following statements true, partly true or false for your project – please fill out!
The duration, amount, sort of the sport activities fit the age/developmental level and abilities of the target group.
The duration, amount, sort of the sport activities fit the age/developmental level and abilities of the target group.
The content of the sport activities fit the age/developmental level and abilities of the target group.
The content of the sport activities fit the age/developmental level and abilities of the target group.
The project elevates the physical activity level and/or sport participation towards the age appropriate recommendation.
The project elevates the physical activity level and/or sport participation towards the age appropriate recommendation.
All project activities are consistent with the project objectives and the project plan.
All project activities are consistent with the project objectives and the project plan.
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