A large number of parents become their child’s sports coach at some point along the sporting journey, often through choice, whilst others simply fall into the role.
We champion the parent sport coach, as without the work of these individuals many sports programmes would not exist.
This book provides support for those already involved or thinking of taking on the role of coaching their own children. It highlights the potential positives of the role, the challenges that are faced and provides tips and strategies to ensure that the whole experience is a positive one for you, your child and the whole family.
Featuring unique insights and encouragement from 23 leading figures in the sporting world across 14 sports including Harry Redknapp, Michael Vaughan, Stuart Lancaster, Liz McColgan and David Leadbetter.
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Of specific interest to you as coaches will be ‘Coaches Corner’ where we have provided even more resources to supplement the book. This section is updated regularly ensuring that as coaches you are up to date with all the advances in parental engagement and are equipped to deal with anything this area may throw at you.
The ‘Parent Zone‘ includes all content created for parents by the team at WWPIS and regular guest blogs from leading practitioners around the world, some exclusive articles including self evaluations and a section called ‘Dad – it doesn’t help!’ written by author Mark Macguire.
The High Performance Area is one of the biggest of its kind globally, written by former GB No 1 and Olympic tennis coach Nino Severino. It provides parents with information, support and knowledge that will help in providing an amazing environment for your young athletes.
Components include: Parent Support, Strength and Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Performance Testing, Mindset, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Recovery,Planning and Screening.
The resource goes on to demonstrate how you can effectively develop the mind-set of a young athlete, ensuring they are ready for all the challenges that the sporting world will throw at them. It also lets you in on some of the secrets that professional sports people and their teams use on a daily basis.
A lot of this material has never been made available to parents and coaches before unless they are playing at elite level or playing professionally in the world of sport.