Sports council launches national standards for youth sports

Have fun, winning isn’t always everything.
 
Place the youth's interest before yours.
 
Be a role model.

These were the three principles the Singapore Sports Council wants to encourage among the youths of today when it comes to playing sports.

The National Standards for Youth Sports (NSYS), which was launched on Friday at Jurong West Primary School, aims to instil in youths under the age of 18 as well as key stakeholders such as parents and coaches, the right mindset and behaviour for everyone involved in youth sports.
 
The programme will be conducted through assembly sessions, interactive games and contests and will be executed to five more schools through the first quarter of 2013.
 
Minister of State for the Law and Education Ministry Indranee Rajah graced the event and said it’s important that Singapore achieves sporting excellence and for children to set good standards for themselves. But at the same time, children should also be taught that that's not all to it.
 
"There is also the relationship with other people and that's why you conduct yourself as a sportsperson... Singaporean sportsman and women now, they have an important role to play [as well as] the coaches and parents and hopefully that will translate down to the students," Indranee said.

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