Over protective parents

Last updated: 06 Sep 2017 Topics: Deaf and disabled children Involving children and young people
Athletics supporters

This factsheet provides guidance for sports clubs and organisations to work in partnership with disabled athletes’ parents, to ensure that the young person can continue to participate fully in the clubs activities.

A scenario and discussion points provide useful guidance for your organisation to think about and action in your own setting.  

Discussion points

Here are some topics for your organistion to consider:

  • should the coach and club welfare officer be concerned about the athletes welfare
  • in what ways may over protective behaviour impact on the athlete
  • why may the athlete’s parent behave like this towards them
  • what could the coach or club welfare officer do to address these concerns

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