Clean Sport Values Youth Education Program (YEP)

Clean Sport Values? YEP!

The Clean Sport Values Youth Education Programme (YEP) empowers youth athletes to make good decisions throughout their sporting endeavours. How? Through three engaging lessons that instil positive values and clean sport tikanga early in an athlete’s pathway.

The YEP takes rangatahi in schools and sports clubs on a values-based journey through clean sport in Aotearoa New Zealand. It supports learners to explore and develop their ability to self-manage, make healthy decisions, and familiarise themselves with the rights and responsibilities of clean athletes. It promotes the wellbeing concepts of Te Whare Tapa Whā and fits within New Zealand’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Our online YEP lessons are available in English and te reo Māori.

Youth athletes will explore key values like respect, fair play and equality, and discover how these link to clean sport tikanga. They’ll develop life skills, including healthy decision-making and self-discipline, that have a positive impact on their well-being and lay the groundwork for positive behaviours in the future. All this through engaging, interactive online lessons

The best part? The YEP is FREE for all schools, sports clubs and anyone who works with youth athletes in New Zealand.

YEP courses


Understanding the consequences of doping

Learners are introduced to types of behaviours that are harmful to clean sport tikanga and the consequences they may have, with a focus on health and equality. They’ll cover how to make good decisions regarding their own health, as well as important behaviours that support performance and personal well-being.

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Supplements and food-first nutrition

The threats posed by supplements and how to avoid them are the key focus for this lesson. Learners will build important skills that will help them negate peer pressure, build resilience, and become an empowered clean athlete who can advocate for clean sport.

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Continuing your clean sport journey

This lesson introduces the doping control process and the rights and responsibilities of all athletes. Learners will reflect on their personal experiences of sport and how it brings value to their lives.

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