This leaflet for coaches aims to help them achieve positive relationships with the parents and carers of the children and young people playing on their teams.
It emphasises the positive role that parents play in supporting children and making sport enjoyable for them. It also warns of the effects of negative parental behaviour on the motivation and performance of young athletes.
Bulleted lists offer strategy advice for communicating with parents and show the ways that parents can get involved.
For more on this subject, see our guidance on promoting positive parental behaviour on our Parents in sport topic pages.