The aim of the handbook is to provide support both to sports organisations and to sports instructors, professionals and volunteers. It serves as a guide which can assist sport professionals or volunteers to achieve best practice in the design and delivery of sports activities for DYD. It reviews training environment issues that shape how sport professionals/ volunteers are trained to include DYD and provides an introduction to competency-based training. In particular, it offers information which assists trainers to:


  • analyze the volunteering environment;
  • design effective and appropriate training strategies and;
  • achieve training/learning outcomes to support Sports as a Tool for Empowerment of DYD.



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