The study aims to explore the nature of influences that parents exert on the quality of the dyadic coach-athlete relationship.
Within the youth sport context, coaches, parents, siblings, peers, and officials form a multifaceted and complex social network, which influences the experiences young athletes gain from participating in sport (Babkes & Weiss, 1999; Brustad & Partridge, 2002; Côté, 1999; Weiss & Smith, 2002). Research has shown that the time and effort that young athletes are able to devote to training and competition is dependent on material and emotional support provided particularly by parents and coaches (Bloom, 1985; Brustad, 1993; Scanlan & Lewthwaite, 1988; Weiss & Hayashi, 1995).
Although research has consistently shown that the coach-athlete-parent triad forms an important system that determines athletesʼ sport experiences, it is unknown precisely how parents can and do influence.
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