Parents in Sport Week takes place from 2 to 8 October 2017.
The focus this year continues to be on highlighting the valuable role parents play – and the positive influence they have – in ensuring young people develop to their full potential and enjoy their time playing sport.
To help you get involved in the week and show your support for parents, we've developed a range of resources which you can download and use to promote parental involvement in sport.
Aims of Parents in Sport Week
We encourage sports organisations and clubs to recognise and promote the positive and important role parents play in helping children reach their full potential. To do this, they can:
- work with parents to reflect on the demands they’re encountering and then identify strategies to manage those demands
- encourage sports clubs and coaches to take time to show they value parents, want parental input and are grateful for what parents can do
Parents play a pivotal role in sport and young people depend on their support and encouragement.
Ways to engage parents
In the run-up to Parents in Sport Week 2016, we listed 5 ways to get involved and promote the event in your club or organisation. Many of these ideas can also be used throughout the year to engage parents.
- hold seminars for club welfare officers – focus on how to positively engage with parents using information from our Parents in sport resources page
- show parents our My Magic Sports Kit video – you could even develop your own sport-specific version
- run a Parents in Sport Week poster competition – encourage young people to design posters, and use the winning poster to promote the week
- produce sport-specific NGB-branded certificates for clubs that sign up to support Parents in Sport Week
- set up an information session for parents on training plans and how parents can support their child’s learning
You may have your own innovative ways to promote Parents in Sport Week. If you do, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.