team sports

Auskick program benefits kids with autism
Auskick program benefits kids with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Deakin University research shows simple adaptions to the NAB AFL Auskick program can encourage kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to increase physical activity and join in with their peers. The study, recently published in the Journal of Motor ... Read More »

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe
Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Small Business Minister Michael McCormack, who is responsible for consumer affairs, has ... Read More »

Kostera Playground and Oval
Kostera Playground and Oval (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Activity description Playground is fully covered by shade. There is fencing on only two sides of the playground, to create a barrier between the play area and the parking lot directly behind it. Climbing frame and monkey bars Slide Swings ... Read More »

Safe sport for kids
Safe sport for kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia has the highest incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world, and sports injuries are now the number one reason for youth admission to hospital. Professor David Lloyd from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland says the ... Read More »

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

Keeping participants in community sport
Keeping participants in community sport (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs are not addressing high churn rates among members in key demographic groups, a Victoria University researcher has found. Associate Professor Rochelle Eime studied data from the state’s most popular organised sports and found relatively high drop-out ... Read More »

Setting girls up for success in physical activity
Setting girls up for success in physical activity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Increasing research shows that girls lag behind boys in their movement skills, balance and physical activity and that the gender gap only widens as girls get older. A new UniSA research study is seeking to better understand why there is ... Read More »

Sports jerseys exposing children to junk food, alcohol and gambling
Sports jerseys exposing children to junk food, alcohol and gambling (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

To adults they may seem fairly innocuous, however the sponsor logos that adorn the jerseys of professional sports people could be increasing children’s awareness of junk food, alcohol and gambling. Deakin University Associate Professor of public health Samantha Thomas, with ... Read More »

No genetic testing for sporting talent
No genetic testing for sporting talent (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Victoria University researcher Nir Eynon was part of an international panel of experts who have dismissed claims that current genetic testing of children can identify sporting prowess and ability. Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the group found ... Read More »

Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’
Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’ (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Sam Elliott found well meaning parents were putting their children under too much pressure. Flinders University research has found that many parents are unwittingly driving their children to quit sport because of intense, post-match grillings. Dr Sam Elliott, who ... Read More »

 
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