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.
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.
For parents and children to fully enjoy and gain the most from a positive sporting experience, there are a number of key things that parents must be willing and able to commit to.
If parents can make the following 5 commitments they will have gone a long way to ensuring that the sporting experience for their child and for themselves is as fruitful and productive as possible.