Why we do sport the way we do it at Grantleigh

The philosophy of sport at Grantleigh is one of instilling a love for competitive sport from a young age with the main aim being that of having fun.  We strive to make our sports teams as competitive as possible without losing focus on the fun aspect, love of the game and the importance of always giving of one’s best.  Our sportsmen and women are taught to win with humility, lose with dignity and show good sportsmanship at all times.

To achieve this we take guidance from the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model as this is considered to be most suitable to our situation. It governs the sports policy formation, as well as aims and objectives. This model of athlete development is internationally recognised and underwritten by SASCOC in the South African Sport for Life programme. The LTAD guides us on what the appropriate student ages are to introduce the various aspects of sport with the ultimate goal of developing a love for sports participation that will be life-long, creating healthy, lifestyle-disease free adults.

To learn more about how sport is run at our school from practicing procedures to awarding of accolades, please follow the link below:

Sport Policy 2017

I hope this helps provide an understanding of our approach to sport at Grantleigh.

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