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Positive sports parents – videos for parents

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Videos

These short clips for parents look at how they can help young people play and achieve to the best of their ability. 

Parents in sport – leaflet for coaches

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Publications

This leaflet aims to help coaches achieve positive relationships with parents and carers of young people playing sport.

Positive sports parents – supporting talented young athletes

Topics: Parents in sport Elite athletes Type: Videos

This video for parents looks at how they can prepare and support talented young athletes to achieve to the best of their ability. 

Parental involvement in sport scenarios

Topics: Parents in sport Inappropriate or concerning behaviour Type: Tools

These parental behaviour scenarios can be used or adapted by clubs or sports organisations to represent the challenges they may face.

Disability Sport Wales – Parents' code of conduct

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Policies

A good practice example from Disability Sport Wales (DSW). They have developed a parents, carers/guardians code of conduct procedure in an easy read format.

Yorkshire RFU's silent Sundays

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Best practice

Yorkshire RFU came up with an unusual – and effective – way to address the problem of coaches and spectators shouting during games.

Enhancing parental involvement in youth sport – recommendations for coaches

Topics: Duty of care Parents in sport Athlete wellbeing Type: Best practice

Parents play a vital role in youth sport. This guidance aims to help coaches understand, support and educate parents, thereby enhancing parental involvement.

Improving parent–coach relationships – strategies for coaches

Topics: Duty of care Trips, events and travel Parents in sport Type: Best practice

This guidance provides coaches with helpful strategies to follow to improve and manage potential issues between coaches and parents and build a good relationship.

Optimising parental involvement in sport

Topics: Parents in sport Duty of care Type: Best practice

Useful guidance for parents that provides tips for how to support and encourage their child/children positively when participating in sport.

My Magic Sports Kit

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Videos

In this video, children describe how parents' and spectators' behaviour gets worse during competitions – and how this affects the young athletes.