Through a combination of advice from more than elite athletes and time-tested sports psychology concepts, Raising Your Game prompts parents to consider what really matters when it comes to their kids and sports. Raising Your Game discusses the types of guidance that can ignite inspiration and foster participation, practice, and progress, and which methods can create frustration and dejection. It shows the difference a supportive parent can make by showing up, showing interest and, at times, showing restraint".
This saves money on the projects I want to implement. The best books I buy because I want to study them in more detail and I want to keep them in my library. Whenever I find, browsing the Internet, a free online online library with books in PDF format that I like, I keep it in my notes to recommend it. Share :. Book Details. The money you raise during SportsAid Week will support athletes in many different ways - no matter how big or small the amount.
They don't just feel the impact of Sports Aid Scotland's backing financially - they also see the award as a motivational boost and a recognition of their talent as they look to progress further in their careers. The MyMiles Challenge is new to SportsAid Week - a social media campaign asking fundraisers to undertake physical activity, covering a distance of their choice. MyMiles is accessible to everyone - you can do a single mile or as many as 40 - the distance a Sports Aid Scotland athlete clocks up each week in training!
Physically cover a distance of your choice one mile minimum through any form of exercise run, walk, cycle, row, swim etc etc. Post a video or photo upon completion of the MyMiles Challenge - remember to tell us the distance you've covered. It makes him Scotland's most successful Youth Commonwealth Games athlete in history. The 17 year-old holds a number of British age-group bests in the breaststroke and is tipped for great things in her sport.
The Rotary Club of Lanark raised funds through a sports dinner and auction last October and chose Sports Aid Scotland as their main beneficiary. Injury prevented Ronnie reaching the landmark in but there was no holding him back in Chief executive Roddy Mackenzie also completed the course now 23 short of Ronnie's total but there is no photographic evidence! Sports Aid Scotland athletes Bahamas Bound. Eleven athletes across five of the seven sports where Scotland will be represented have received bursaries through our funding programmes.
Scott has his sights set on the European and World Junior Championships this year as well as hoping to make the Scotland team for the Commonwealth Youth Games. Over athletes across 29 sports will benefit from The Robertson Trust bursaries, awarded through Sports Aid Scotland , in , many dreaming to be on Olympic podiums in future. At a time when there is a squeeze on funding across many sports, the support from The Robertson Trust is seen as invaluable to the future wellbeing of Scottish sport. The feedback we get from our young athletes is that these bursaries offer hope and opportunity and many say that, without them, their competitive programme would have to be scaled back.
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It is fantastic that so many athletes across so many sports will benefit this year and we look forward to them reaching new personal bests in their chosen sports in Scottish Conservative Health Education spokesman and former GB athlete Brian Whittle has outlined his party's Healthy Living Strategy, underlining the big part sport plays in the health of the nation.
The consultation paper namechecks SportsAid Scotland and urges much greater central investment in sport. An amazing achievement! Cameron, who reached the World Junior Championship m final earlier this year, won the Young Athlete of the Year and Georgia, ranked number two in Europe at Under level, won the Miquel Trophy for best developing talent. Three other athletes also received awards on the night - Stephen Clegg swimming , who competed in the Paralympics in Rio, Sophie Ogilvie canoe slalom , who reached the finals of both the European and World Junior Championships, and Alex Rankin rowing , who narrowly missed out on a medal at the World Junior Championships.
It was fitting that they put in their final miles in a weekend of paddling in Scotland, on the River Devon at Alva and River Tay at Grandtully, after months of action-packed travel. Over the months of their challenge they have clocked up miles across Europe and the UK. They both paddled in Bratislava on the River Danube in October.
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In the UK they have travelled as far as Bala in North Wales, Nottingham, London and closer to home on the canal at Bonnybridge and Pinkston in Glasgow, paddling towards their goal of miles. There's still time to complete the challenge by December 31, The Robertson Trust , Sports Aid Scotland's principal sponsor, hosted the bi-annual Sports Lunch at Firhill Stadium in Glasgow which was attended by some of Scotland's most talented young athletes, who received bursary awards in Rio Olympians Jen McIntosh shooting and Derek Hawkins athletics gave candid and inspiring talks about what it takes to be an Olympic athlete and passed on advice for those aspiring to follow in their footsteps.
Both gave fascinating insights into sport at the highest level and what it takes to compete alongside the best in the world. Over 70 per cent of the Scots involved in the highly successful Team GB at the Olympics in Rio received support through Sports Aid Scotland in the past and it shows the investment is paying off in spectacular fashion. Hats and boots! Sports Aid Scotland chief executive Roddy Mackenzie joined them on the final leg and ensured they arrived safely at Fort William.
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The only way is up for the Mile Challenge. Mike Cadman and Sheila Williamson from Macclesfield have set the bar higher by climbing 4, metres to the top of Mount Toubkal in Morocco as part of their challenge. Can anyone top that? Take up the challenge and complete miles by December 31 to support Sports Aid Scotland. Jamieson showed he can turn his hand to golf by winning the longest drive competition and former British Stroke Play champion Clare Queen , in the Scottish Golf team, won the ladies' longest drive.
Sports Aid Scotland's Mile Challenge is gathering momentum. Denny sisters Sophie and Rebecca Ogilvie, British international canoeists, will take to the water to complete miles and Sports Aid Scotland chairman Ronnie Sloan has committted to the gruelling Seven Hills of Edinburgh Challenge in June as part of his challenge. Sign up now for your own personal challenge full details further down the page and let us know what you are up to. Plenty of time left as challenge does not have to be completed until December 31, Both have received bursaries through the Robertson Trust to help their training a preparation - Derek in and and Callum in Scots were the first three Britons home in the London Marathon - Shettleston's Tsegai Tewelde split the brothers to finish second British athlete - as 23 year-old Callum finished eighth in a new personal best of I didn't even run with a watch, I was just running.
We train together, live in the same house. I'm chuffed for him - to be in the top three, take a minute off his PB and. Sports Aid Scotland Mile Challenge You will receive a technical t-shirt with your unique number and, in Olympic year, the satisfaction of knowing you are helping future Olympians. It is not as daunting as it sounds. It is up to you how tough or unique the challenge is, as long as miles is covered. You can run, walk, cycle, swim, row,canoe, ski, sail, golf, wheelchair - or a combination - and you have until December 31 to log the miles.
It can be as little as two or three miles a week, whatever suits. It can be done in races or in leisure time, over mountains, on roads, in the swimming pool or in open water - it is your challenge! Then, just log your miles through I-phone, garmin, fitness app or pen and paper!
Keep us updated on your progress on Twitter and Facebook and let us know when you reach your target. We are proud to report the progress of one of our supporters who is going the extra mile. See link below. The club made the presentation through Sports Aid Scotland and we are grateful for their continued support of local athletes. Josh, the European Under m champion, was named Junior Sportsperson of the Year with Jordyn, European cadet Underkg champion and world bronze medallist, winning the Miquel Trophy for best developing talent.
Congratulations to all and thanks to all the National Governing Bodies for their nominations in what was a stiff selection process. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all the competitors, with the course being in fine condition, and the catering excellent. They have vowed to return next year to defend the Peebles Cup, awarded to the winning team.
Our thanks go to all the competing teams, and to the organisations who generously donated the many prizes on offer, on the day. Nick Kuenssberg wins the silent auction of two 4-day passes to the Ryder Cup. We believe Nick and his guest had a great time at Gleneagles, supporting the victorious Ryder Cup Europe team. Their JustGiving pages are both still accepting donations, and we would encourage everyone to dig deep, in support of these runners. For more details of the event, see www.
Sports Aid Scotland is proud to have played such an important role in helping so many members of Team Scotland, and in the success of the Scottish team at the Commonwealth Games.
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London to Glasgow : days running for Ewen! He successfully completed his amazing challenge, which you can read all about at www. Hamilton Gymnastic Club created a human bra in Glasgow City Centre last week in conjunction with underwear brand Ultimo. Michelle is keen to support Scottish sport, which is why she is making a donation to SportsAid Scotland during the Commonwealth Games. SportsAid Scotland is thrilled that Michelle Mone and her brand, Ultimo, have pledged this contribution to us. Sports Aid Scotland has supported of the athletes representing Scotland at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and it is exactly this type of support that makes it all possible.
From the sublime to the ridiculous! It was played as a stableford event, with the team prizes being decided by the aggregate of the team's 3 best stableford scores on each hole. The winning team was entered by one of our long-time supporters, Ray Green.
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They triumphed by the narrowest of margins over the Sports Warehouse team who were seeking to win the event for the third time in succession. Our congratulations go out to Ronnie. Please see www. Ronnie has just recently been featured by Just Giving as their 'Fundraiser of the Moment'. His season came to a great climax when he was invited to compete in the Anniversary Games in London, as part of the IAAF Diamond League series, where he finished in 7th place.
Allan and William were selected from the following five sports stars who were chosen as the Sports Aid Scotland Merit Award Winners for , due to their outstanding results during the year. The Merit Award winners were William Bosi, sport rock climber. Andrew Mullen , paralympic swimmer. Kathryn Thomson , short track speed skater. Email: sportsaidscotland gmail. Or use our on-line contact form. Welcome to SportsAid Scotland. Latest News. Former winners Scottish Golf narrowly missed out on regaining their title.
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