Parents play a critical role in their children’s participation, success and fun when playing sport. An organisation should consider the relationship it has with parents: from a personal or public ‘thank you’ to giving them a better understanding of the sport, setting up systems for regular communication, and providing timely and useful information – the ways in which you engage with parents will help to ensure you are all pulling in the same direction and creating a positive and supportive environment.
Make the Sports Parents Promise
We recently recorded a podcast celebrating Parents in Sport Week 2019, an initiative from the Child Protection in Sport Unit taking place from 7 to 13 October. The theme, and focus for this discussion, is the sports parents promise. The conversation was hosted by Lou, Workforce Lead for Kent Sport, with guests Bianca, Children and Young People Officer for Kent Sport, Chris, the Director of Rugby and Coaching Co-ordinator at Ashford Rugby Club, and Richard from the Non-perfect Dad. The conversation explores the promise and its implications for coaches, clubs and volunteers.
Should you have any problems using the embedded player, you can also visit the Soundcloud website to listen to the podcast.
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