Beach sprint starts (2020)
This chapter recounts my experiences of working as an age group manager in a ‘nippers’ program at a surf lifesaving club in Sydney, Australia. Nippers programs focus on educating children from five years of age to fourteen about the environment of the beach and ocean where so many Australians spend their time in summer, encouraging healthy active lifestyles, and introducing them to the culture of surf life-saving. As readers outside Australia and New Zealand may know little about the function and culture of surf lifesaving in Australia, I include a brief explanation of surf lifesaving in Australia and the aims of nippers programs to provide a context for my discussion of a Positive Pedagogy for sport coaching approach I adopted to help young nippers learn and improve their beach sprint start technique. The session I recount was very early in the season and before any interclub competitions.
CitationLight R (2020). Beach sprint starts in the nippers. In Light R, Harvey S (Ed.), Applied Positive Pedagogy for sport coaching.: 146-152. London and New york: Routledge.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3901 - Curriculum and pedagogy::390111 - Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390304 - Primary education
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