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Without a shadow of a doubt many parents are well intentioned when it comes to being a sports parent and merely out of love are doing what they believe is best for their child.  Many follow methods based on the environment that they see before them, whilst many behave in the way that they perhaps saw their own parents behave towards their sport.  Some perhaps use strategies that coaches used with them.

 

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Most young athletes perform best when they are relaxed and happy. This is something that you can influence as a parent.

Of course, all children are different, but below are 10 broad pieces of advice about what and what not to do in the period leading up to your child’s major sporting event.

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Many of you may have heard these terms used in the business world  or more recently in the world of sport when describing coaches and coaching. We thought we would take a look at how the model would look if we applied it to the world of sports parenting. So what do these terms actually mean? If you like this article, Follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST! A transactional sporting parent would  be wanting conversations and actions going on between them and their child to improve immediate performance.  Their focus would be on improving their child’s techniques, skills and decision making instantly, to be...

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Many active children when growing up during their early years find it extremely difficult to gain weight.  The more that you seem to feed them with shopping bills rocketing, the more they seem to be able to burn it off.  This is all fine unless you have a child who has no weight to burn off at all. This article from Dr Jacq gives some useful help and advice if you find yourself in that position.  The full and original article can be found here. I hear this AT LEAST a few times a week: “My son/daughter needs to gain...

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FREE PRINTABLES FOR THE BUSY TEAM MOM Are you the Team Mom this season? It’s a fun job but it can be overwhelming if you aren’t organized. You’re in luck! You’re totally covered with this collection of printables to keep the team and their activities in order. Go team! We are excited to share Free Team Mom Printables we made just for you! Do you look forward each season to volunteer to be Team Mom? Or is that you in the back trying desperately not to make eye contact with the coach but somehow get volunteered anyway? This gig isn’t...

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