Developing Children & Youth: Leader of Confidence Through Sport
SportCares’ methodology uses sport and coach-mentoring to engage young people to build self-esteem, pick-up life skills and enable a strong sense of autonomy through personal development.
Across our programmes, sport operates as a ‘hook’ to engage young people, to encourage health and wellbeing, and to achieve positive youth development. Friendships and relationships built through sport also remove young people from negative influences including anti-social peer groups, dependence & addiction, low self-esteem and boredom.
Life skills learnt through sport:
- Commitment & Accountability
- Communication skills
- Problem solving
- Team work
- Dealing with stress, and;
- Goal setting and Future Planning
Additional benefits of sport engagement:
- Overall improvements in health and mental health
- Increased sense of social inclusion and community participation, and;
Featured Sport Programmes
SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Since its inception in 2016, the SportCares Swimming Programme has been making waves across Singapore by equipping youth at-risk with water confidence skills. Aside from helping them improve their basic swimming proficiency, the programme positively impacts their lives by providing them with a safe space to express themselves and develop leadership skills while being part of a sporting family. Under the mentorship of Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) approved swimming coaches, youth undergo a series of weekly training sessions that help to hone both their mental and physical abilities.
- Futsal (community-based programme)
- Sepak Takraw
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Outdoor Adventure