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Youth Sport Forum

Youth Sport Forum

Youth sport in New Zealand is changing

To halt the ‘teenage tumble’ in participation, sports organisations across the country are committing to a fresh way of thinking. It’s all about keeping the fun in the game, creating balance and ensuring quality experiences for young people in sport.

The Youth Sport Forum brings together experts from across the country to share how coaches, parents, administrators and managers can help young people achieve balance and realise their potential in sport and life.

When & Where:

Sunday 8 March, 9am to 3:15pm

Trustpower Arena, Tauranga



Registrations FULL. Please complete the registration form if you would like to go on our waiting list.

Waiting list for the Youth Sport Forum



  • Achieving balance to help youth succeed
  • Free yourself from the talent trap
  • Physiology of teenage athletes
  • Nutrition for young sportspeople
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Guest speakers

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Leigh Ashton

Author & Auckland Netball Development Manager

In youth sport the word ‘talent’ is everywhere but it can be a treacherous trap if we give immense value to an inconsistent and unreliable predictor of success. By understanding what to look out for, especially things that may not be what they seem, we can be better-armed with the knowledge that ensures our kids have great sporting experiences.

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Jacinta Horan

High Performance Sports Physiotherapist


Jacinta is the first and currently the only sports physio specialist in New Zealand. She has a wealth of experience working with young athletes including on campaign roles with High Performance Sport New Zealand at the youth games. Jacinta will discuss youth physiology and everything you need to know about keeping young people safe from injuries that are becoming far too common in youth sport.

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Larissa Cuff

Qualified Nutritionist

Having the correct fuel and the ability to recover quickly can make all the difference to young sportspeople. Larissa Cuff is a qualified nutritionist who has worked with athletes from regional to national level. She’ll help you learn the fundamentals of nutrition for growing bodies, and how to make sure you’re making the best nutrition choices for young sportspeople.

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Trudi Kemp

Community Coaching Advisor

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Amongst her many roles in the coaching space, Trudi has been a junior development officer for Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty. She is now a community coaching development officer with Sport Bay of Plenty and will share hew knowledge and insights about what the changing landscape in youth sport means for coaches in 2020 and beyond.



Contact Dave Clarke - Coaching and Sport Development Team Leader

027 299 5110

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