The first customised versions of ‘Sports Performance Parenting’ have gone into circulation this week with the release of books for British Gymnastics and Western Cape Gymnastics in South Africa.
With a number of other versions in the pipeline across a range of sports, it is certainly an exciting time for us here at WWPIS.
The book complements the ‘Sports Performance Parenting’ workshop/webinar series that Sarah Murray (Performance Edge) and ourselves are currently running across a number of performance environments.
The workshop/webinar series incorporates the following key areas:
1.Performance sports parenting; an introduction
2.Parent parent OR sport parent; striking the balance
3.What’s your lens?
4.Managing disappointment; avoiding devastation
5.”Fast cars; poor brakes”; the adolescent brain
6.The end – Beyond the Badge
Sports Parenting can be one of the most challenging parental journeys, there is no such thing as a perfect sports parent.
There is very rarely a one size fits all approach and yet there are so many things for us to navigate as parents in order to give our young sports people the very best support that we can.
The book explores the sports parenting journey and the different stages our children will go through.
It provides opportunities for reflection, explores different scenarios you may encounter and offers a range of tools and strategies that you can experiment with.
We want children to reach their potential both in and out of their sport and want you to be able to enjoy it, guiding and encouraging them whilst setting them up for success in whatever walk of life they may end up in.
Ultimately without you we don’t have youth sport and we felt it was time to acknowledge and support the amazing sports parents out there.
The book features a host of interviews with Olympians, professional sportsmen and women, junior athletes and their families who all share their personal experiences of being involved in the sporting journey. This includes Adam Lallana (Premiership Footballer), Alex Matthews (England Rugby), Georgia-Mae Fenton (British Gymnast) and James Guy (Swimming Olympian).
If you would like to buy a copy of the book or would like to see what leading figures in the sporting world are saying about it then click here.
If you would like to discuss customising the book for your organisation then please email [email protected].