Research on Young People


Under 5's Research

 For research directly relating to children under the age of five click here.

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Video Research

Thought provoking videos around movement, physical literacy and sport.

Click here to view them.


Young People's Survey

Sport New Zealand’s 2011 Young People’s Survey is the most significant piece of research into young New Zealanders’ participation in sport and recreation in more than 10 years.

The survey is a school-based survey of over 17,000 young New Zealanders (5 to 18 years old).  Click here to find out more.

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Physical Literacy

Click here to find research and articles on Physical Literacy.


Other Young Person's Research

Click here to see some more research on young people.

PA Report

Physical Activity Report Card

The 2014 Report Card uses available evidence obtained from surveys over the past eight years to report on key areas such as Physical Activity (PA) and lifestyles behaviours to see whether children and youth are meeting the guidelines that were created in 2007:

  • Children and youth should accumulate 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous intensity PA daily.
  • Children and youth should spend less than two hours per day (out of school) in front of TV, computers, and gaming consoles.

Click here to read a summation of the report.


Good Practice Principles

Sport New Zealand has published a resource called 'Good Practice Principles: Children and Young People in Recreation and Sport'. This document sets out 10 principles for delivering sport and recreation to children (0-12 years) and young people (13-18 years). these principles should be applied by coaches, parents, instructors, teachers and administrators involved in leading, supporting or managing sport and recreation opportunities for young people.

Click here to view the resource.


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