Quality sport experiences include developmentally appropriate rules. This session will outline the relationship of meaningful competition with the rules of the event, game or tournament. Do the rules in your sport and in competition reinforce the long-term athlete development stage priorities? Sport leaders including board members, officials, and coaches will understand that rules are important for safety and fairness but also for athlete development.
Inclusion and equity for girls and women in sport is a growing priority for funders, governments, and society at large. It can also be an effective strategy for expanding the pipeline of participants, coaches, officials, and leaders. Aligning your organization with these priorities and this potential will help to position your sport for greater long-term success. This session will explore the efforts, impacts, challenges and learnings of two PSOs that have introduced initiatives aimed at improving gender equity in their sport. Drawing on these insights, the session will highlight key approaches that leaders and organizations can take in advancing their own initiatives.