The ‘Sports Performance Parenting’ series is available to organisations across the world and can be delivered both as virtual and live sessions.
WWPIS have extensive experience of working across the world with sporting programmes from grassroots level all the way through to professional sports teams and Olympic programmes.
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.
This series of sessions 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 parents can experiment with.
We want young people to reach their potential both in and out of their sport and want parents 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.
Our best-selling book can accompany the workshop and webinar series with a number of organisations creating customised versions to share with their parents and coaches.
Further details about the six sessions can be found below:
Performance Sports Parenting – Introduction
The importance of positive role modelling
Positives and challenges of sports parenting
Managing dreams and expectations
Using sport as a vehicle for positive character/life skill development
Normalising the ups and downs of the journey
Understanding potential and avoiding comparisons
Controllables v Uncontrollables
Managing the ‘Car Journey Home’
‘Parent Parent’ or ‘Sporting Parent’ – Striking the balance
Managing the multiple hats
What does a helpful sports parent look like?
What is going on for you?
Establishing some consistent values
Passing the baton to our children
Managing Disappointment and avoiding devastation
Normalising the reality of the sporting journey
Recognising and managing ‘The Chimp’
No more excuses
Becoming comfortable with failure and disappointment
Reframing the success criteria
Bouncing back together
Home Sweet Home
What’s your lens?
Whose lens is it anyway?
Why does your child play and why may they quit?
How do you effectively motivate your child?
Having high expectations of the right things
Managing your child’s and your own expectations
Can we ever win as parents?
‘Fast Cars, Poor Brakes’ – Sports parenting the teenage brain
The adolescent brain – we have all been there
Understanding the power of the group
Brain development in young people
What behaviours do you find challenging with your child?
Remodelling the brain
Red Brain/Blue Brain
The emotional brain never leaves us
Fast Cars, Poor Brakes
Beyond the Badge – Identity and sport
Start with the end in mind
Who am I?
What is athletic?
Why does this matter?
Supporting healthy identity – how?
If you would like to find out more about the series or would like to book these for your organisation then please email [email protected].
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