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Young athletes' perceptions on promoting positive parental behaviour in sport

Topics: Parents in sport Research Type: Research

In order to address a gap in the research into promoting positive parental behaviours in youth sport, Brunel University has interviewed a group of young athletes about their perceptions of the subject.

Harassment of a referee or official

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

Help and advice about how to deal with parents or spectators harassing referees.This video clip will help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents.

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.

Pushy parents

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Videos

This video provides advice on keeping children safe in sports and dealing with pushy parents, to help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people.

Spectator behaviour in sport

Topics: Parents in sport Research Type: Research

This report, developed by Children 1st's Safeguarding in Sport Service, presents the findings from a survey of children and young people's experiences of spectator behaviour and the impact of poor behaviour on them.

Verbal abuse, aggression and inappropriate workloads

Topics: Anti-bullying Parents in sport Type: Videos

This video clip provides advice on keeping children safe in sports and what's considered verbal abuse, aggression and inappropriate workloads. This advice should help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people - including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents.

Victimisation following a complaint

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

How does your sports team or club handle complaints? This video clip will help anyone involved in sports activities with children and young people including coaches, volunteer helpers, activity organisers, management committees, participants and parents.

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.