Youth petanque programs

A few years ago there was a brief flurry of interest in the USA in starting youth petanque programs in high schools. In my opinion, that isn’t an effective way to promote petanque in the USA, and the interest in trying to do it didn’t last very long.

In any event, as I was doing some research on the topic, I discovered that Australia had experienced a similar wave of interest in 2005. At that time, they created an organization and a website devoted to Junior Petanque. One resource on that website is a 30-page brochure called Promoting and Developing Junior Petanque: Guidelines for Volunteers. It covers a lot of areas, including insuring volunteers, privacy issues involved with photographing children, and much more. If interest in youth programs ever revives in the USA, it would be a useful resource for us. It can be found and downloaded HERE.

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