Recommendations and experiences for mixing boys and girls in a sport programme are often defined by conditions and intentions. How a programme director would handle introducing boys to an existing girls’ programme is different than how one would handle adding girls to an existing boys’ space, although many of the same principals of equity, respect and communication remain the same. The following information is written for:
- Those who have been operating a sport programme for boys and want to add, improve or expand a component for girls.
- Those who have been operating a sport programme for girls and choose to integrate boys, either on account of limited resources or to help promote growth for all children.
- Newly established programmes designed with the intention of mixing boys and girls.