What is a sports development continuum?

What is a sports development continuum?

The sports development continuum model illustrates the gradual progression from grassroots right up until elite and world class level. The foundation represents the basic development of young people’s movement and skills, such as, throwing, catching and hand-eye co-ordination.

What is the participation stage in the sports development continuum?

This level provides the base of the pyramid and has the majority of participants. This stage includes young people who are taught PE and therefore learn and experience basic sporting skills as well as complete beginners to a sporting activity.

What is a development continuum?

Development Continuum. The development continuum is the contemporary way of viewing development; percieving it as a contiual process and recognising that it can occur in a number of different ways, not necessarily in the way the UK did, as outlined by the Rostow Model of Development.

What is sports development pyramid?

Simply put, the Pyramid Model is a broad base of foundation skills participation, with increasingly higher levels of performance, engaged in by fewer and fewer people. The pyramid model of sport development is now well-entrenched and is known to many people as the sport development continuum.

Who is involved in the sports development continuum?

It is a grassroots level and in many sports it is open to any one of any age and ability. At the foundation stage in the tennis continuum, there are many ways in which participants can pick up the sport and begin to get involved. One major organisation in tennis that helps support all levels, including the foundation level, would be the LTA.

How are basketball, netball and rugby on the continuum?

In basketball, netball and rugby, in the elite stage, all three sports consist of progressing players into national or international teams performing to their maximum ability. Players do not need to progress any further when they reach this level of the continuum.

Why is the participation stage important for netball?

Participation stage is a good way to help get young individuals into the sport of netball so that they are able to run a active healthy lifestyle, enjoy taking part in sports, and to help reduce the number of crime and violence within their communities so that they are able to focus on something more rewarding.

What are the different routes of netball development?

g. schools/after school clubs/back to netball – Are the grass route of basic ‘fun’damental skills of netball. Consisting of the learning of the basic rules, routines and positions through basic level coaching/teaching at school or fun club activities for the young and ‘back to netball’ for the elder generation.