In the UK there is a significant disparity in the sporting opportunities which are open to the different socio-economic classes. Young people growing up in England’s highest-earning households are more than twice as likely to receive sports coaching and take part in organised, competitive sport, than those growing up in the lowest-earning households. To remedy this StreetGames uses doorstep sport - sport brought close to the home to young people in disadvantaged communities at the right time, for the right price, to the right place and in the right style.

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In the UK there is a significant disparity in the sporting opportunities which are open to the different socio-economic classes. Young people growing up in England’s highest-earning households are more than twice as likely to receive sports coaching and take part in organised, competitive sport, than those growing up in the lowest-earning households. To remedy this StreetGames uses doorstep sport - sport brought close to the home to young people in disadvantaged communities at the right time, for the right price, to the right place and in the right style.

The doorstep sport approach to coach education - YouTube profile

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Justyn Price (@justynprice), Mark Oliver (@markoliver1977) and Paul Roberts (@Paul_Roberts81) discuss the doorstep sport approach to coach education with sports coach UK's Andy Grant, as provided by the StreetGames Training Academy. 

Impairment-specific coaching awareness factsheets

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sports coach UK and NDSO factsheets 

sports coach UK and the National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs) have written eight impairment guides to provide some ‘top tips’ and ‘considerations when working with various impairment groups’.

All eight are available below in PDF format:

Ensuring that multi-sport is at the heart of Doorstep Sport Clubs

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StreetGames research paper

This research paper, conducted using interviews and research with projects within the StreetGames network, has been prepared to share learning and best practice in relation to delivering multi-sport sessions within a doorstep sport environment. It is specifically relevant to StreetGames’ Doorstep Sport Clubs programme.

View the summary briefing paper here »

An overview of doorstep sport

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StreetGames briefing paper

This paper introduces the StreetGames delivery method of doorstep sport. It explains what it is and why its approach is necessary when bringing sport to young people on low incomes or from lower socio-economic groups. The paper also provides guidance for coaches and project leaders on the challenges of providing sport in a doorstep sport environment, as well as methods to secure retention of participants. 

StreetGames Strategic Plan 2008-2012

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This strategic plan highlights StreetGames’ impressive achievements to date and how the organisation will build on these foundations.  It looks at how StreetGames is changing the face of community sport.

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