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Sports development officers fall into two main types: generic and sports specific. Generic sports development officer's deal with the development of sport generally, usually within a defined area and for a specific population group

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Role of local authorities Sports development is 'enabling people to learn basic movement skills, knowledge and understanding; developing a positive attitude to physical activity. ' (Anon) Sports development tries to ensure that all people should have the opportunity to receive physical education and the opportunity to acquire basic sports skills make sure that sport is taken part in a safe and healthy environment and in co-operation with the appropriate sports organisations. Sports development also tries to help people with the ability to have the opportunity to improve their performances and reach levels of personal achievement and/or publicly recognised levels of excellence. Sports development officers fall into two main types: generic and sports specific. Generic sports development officer's deal with the development of sport generally, usually within a defined area and for a specific population group. Sports specific officers deal with the development of one particular sport or a group of related sports. Whether generic or sports specific, a sports development officer's work involves formulating policies and strategies with a view to increasing and maintaining participation and improving standards of performance. ...read more.


Sports development also tries to improve developing sports within inner cities. There are many reasons for sports development here is a couple of examples: * Health Objectives- tries to set up an activity or programme aimed at a set of people who are risk of ill health. The facilities may be aimed at people at different stages such as: improving fitness after an operation or illness, continuing healthy exercise, promoting all-round health and exercise. Etc. These programmes can be aimed at different target groups and age groups. * Development objectives - these types of objectives is to promote personal or community development. A sports development programme to help boost less popular activities or boost the esteem for young people can do this. Local authorities are key delivers of sports development programmes with a range of objectives. This means they must be inventive in the methods they use to achieve standards and targets. There are many objectives for sports development programmes run by local authorities, so there must me many methods to achieve the goals set. ...read more.


The Humber Youth Games is an integrated part of Active Sports. It is a celebration of sport in the format of a competition in the various sports between the 4 local authorities of Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The Humber youth games is successful as it is advertised and has a variety of sports played. Over 900 children compete in this competition. The Humber youth games are not just a competition but are there for enjoyment. The Humber Youth Games, the area's largest sporting event for youngsters aged 9 to 15, features competitions in nine sports. Youngsters can compete in competitions held in athletics, moderate learning difficulty athletics, basketball, hockey, netball, high-five netball, rugby league, rugby union and tennis. The Humber youth games are aimed at all youngsters. The Humber youth's games goal is to make sport exciting for everyone by encouraging young people to take up sport in school and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle throughout adulthood. The Humber youth game is achieving this as there are many people participating and is advertised in schools and newspapers. The Humber youth games are successful year in year out and seem a great day for young people who wish to participate and give sport a go! ...read more.

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