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Education and elite sport - How can parents successfully manage it?


If your child is taking sport seriously at a young age, deprioritising their education may no longer be the smartest approach.

Striking a balance between school and sport is not easy. It starts with finding the right school, with the right teachers, and organising the daily commute between your child’s practice ground and their school premises. But what if your child struggles to keep up? What if they are an aspiring Olympic or elite athlete who trains every day, competes midweek, and travels int…


Athletics: For Children, Way More Than Just A Sport

TAC YDL Final 2012
As a sport, athletics offers kids way more than just running, jumping, and throwing. The social benefits it brings are arguably as important if not more than the obvious fitness gains and improvements to overall physical health. especially during the challenging teenage years.