This is a really useful infographic from our friend Eira Parry at High Performance Parenting.
Parents often struggle to understand selections, particularly when their child comes out on the wrong side of the process. Sometimes what coaches may be looking for are very different from what a parent may be seeing, particularly when we all have a natural tendency to show bias towards our own children.
There are a number of different ways that teams may be selected. We encourage organisations and coaches to inform you to what those criteria may be at the beginning of the process, so that you can go into it as parents, with your eyes wide open