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Trend3HealthyCompetition90ochildrenwouldratherplayonalosingteamthansitonthebenchoawinningteam.-Dr.RainerMartensSportPsychologistAuthoroBestSellingSuccessulCoachingSeveralyearsagosportorganizationswhowereusingHIGHFIVEtrainingaskedorasportmodulethatdealtwithcompetitiveenvironments.SoHIGHFIVEandtheOfordCentreorChildStudiesdidaliteraturereviewtoevaluatewhetherornotcompetitionwasgoodorchildren.ThendingswerethatcompetitioncanbegoodorbadorchildrendependingontheseactorsWhileHIGHFIVEcannotchangethedevelopmentalreadinessothechilditcanhelpimprovetheenvironmentsandattitudesothosearoundthechildtoenhanceeveryonescompetitiveexperience.HIGHFIVEalsosurveyedcommunitycoachestondoutwhattheirtop5challengeswere.TheysaidHIGHFIVESportwasdevelopedtakingallthatintoconsiderationandisnowbeingusedbynationalprovincialandlocalsportorganizationstohelpcoachestohaveabetterunderstandingochildrensmentalhealthandemotionalneedsinacompetitiveenvironment.Itissoeasytogetcaughtupincompetitionandlosesightotheoverallobjective.HIGHFIVEandotherorganizationsthatworkwithchildrenwhoarereallyinterestedindevelopmentochildrenreallyremindusthatthisiswhatwereheretodo.-Dr.PeterJensenSportPsychologyExpertCanadianOlympicTeamAcompetitiveenvironmentcanalsoexistwithinswimminglessonsaskidsworktheirwaythroughmultiplelevelsandHIGHFIVEisworkingwith3CanadianaquaticsorganizationsTheCanadianRedCrosstheLiesavingSocietyinOntarioandICanSwimtoensurekidslearntoswiminapositiveenvironment.HIGHFIVEAlignment1.TheHIGHFIVECoachKitavailabletoanyonewhohastakenHIGHFIVESportprovidescoacheswithareectionjournalorsel-evaluationandgoalsettingaswellasotherplanningtoolsincludingaCodeoEthicsorSportParentsGuardianssocoachescanrunorganizedandevidence-basedprograms.AllotheseresourcesareavailableasadownloadromtheHIGHFIVEDatabase.2.HIGHFIVEAuthorizedProvidershavecollaboratedwithprovincialcoachingassociationsandgovernmentstooferHIGHFIVESportwithcommunitysporttrainingasaone-dayproessionaldevelopmentorcoachesandrecreationproessionalstoaddresskidsemotionalandphysicalneeds.3.TheCanadianRedCrosstheLiesavingSocietyinOntarioandICanSwimareallHIGHFIVEAliateProviderswhohavecollaboratedtooferHIGHFIVEtrainingwithintheirteachingenvironmentstoearndualcerticationandprovideamoreholisticaquaticexperienceorkids.Whodoweworkwithonthisinitiative1.Dealingwithparents2.Ensuringairplay3.Keepingchildsinterest4.Developingnewskills5.DealingefectivelywithbullyingandteasingThedevelopmentalreadinessothechildThesupportandattitudesotheparentsguardiansTheenvironmentcreatedbythecoachcluborleague