Managing challenging behaviour

Last updated: 22 Dec 2021 Topics: Inappropriate or concerning behaviour

This briefing provides practical guidelines for managing challenging behaviour (PDF) from children and young people in sports activities.

Author: NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
Published: 2021


  • introduction
  • make sure your organisation is prepared
  • responding to challenging behaviour
  • enforcing agreed-upon sanctions for continued challenging behaviours
Download the briefing (PDF)

Further resources

Our Anti-bullying topic section provides detailed information about bullying in sport, and how best to manage children who might be exhibiting bullying behaviour in your organisation.