WWPIS are delighted to have teamed up with Basketball England this coming season running a pilot scheme in the North West region with the ‘Aspire’ programme.
The ‘Great Sports Parenting workshop’ was delivered to parents using interactive games including play your cards right, snakes and ladders and domino rally. There was also the opportunity for plenty of discussion, laughs and the sharing of experiences amongst parents.
A key part of the workshop was also to gain a greater insight into the type of support that Basketball parents require allowing us to plan effectively for the future.
The overall aim of the project is to:
- Improve parental understanding of Basketball England’s Talent System and Pathway.
- Engage and educate parents on how they can maximise the support they give to their child during their time on the Talent Pathway.
- Improve our coaches ability to engage and support parents.
Alongside the workshop, parents were given access to the Basketball England WWPIS Members Area providing a huge amount of content including support around nutrition, injury prevention, lifestyle and mindset.
The members area also provides parents access to the ‘Great Sports Parenting’ book and Coaches to the ‘Engage’ book both customised by Basketball England.
Nick Ibberson, NW Regional Talent Manager shared his thoughts on this great opportunity, “The North West are delighted to have been selected to host Basketball England’s first attempt to involve parents in our Talent Programme. The work with Gordon MacLelland and the Working with Parents in Sport group should prove ground-breaking both in the North West and across the rest of the country.”
CEO of WWPIS, Gordon MacLelland, added “We are delighted to be working with Basketball England on this project. Parents have the most influential role on their children and we want them to feel supported, part of the process and for them to enjoy the experience.”