Sport has the potential to provide positive experiences and support healthy development in young people. The Get Set for the Spirit of Sport campaign, developed with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), encourages young people to develop a core set of sporting values, enabling them to make the right decisions on and off the field of play.
In competitive sport and everyday life, young people have to make numerous choices and deal with questions of right and wrong. The Get Set for the Spirit of Sport resources provide young people with direction and role models to guide them and help them practise making decisions based on values which underpin the Spirit of Sport.
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The resources support the aims and objectives of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code, UKAD’s 100% me principles and are centred around the Olympic and Paralympic Values. Young people will be encouraged to examine their decisions and look at how healthy living and active lifestyles impact health as well as the social benefits of sport and how they can carry these over into other aspects of their lives.
Sporting values and effective decision making are key during these activities, along with the importance of having balanced competition. Activities will teach young people values and skills as well as promoting maximum enjoyment, healthy development and improved performance.
Get Set for the Spirit of Sport contains a mixture of open-ended, differentiated and exciting classroom based activities and practical activity ideas for three different age groups of young people aged between 10 and 14 years old. Engaging case studies are the ideal stimulus to support lesson activities and will challenge young people to consider their behaviour, and the behaviour of others. Resources are split into three different age categories and each age group contains a series of six lessons, with non-participant activity sheets for those who cannot take part in activities.