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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.

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.

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.

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.

Promoting positive parental behaviour – PowerPoint template

Topics: Parents in sport Trips, events and travel Community and school sports Type: Tools

A presentation template (in PowerPoint format) that you can amend as appropriate to the nature of the event, audience, sport or club context.

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.

In their own words - videos from young people about parental support

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Videos

These clips feature young people talking about the support they've received from their parents and how this has influenced their development 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.

Positive sports parents – videos for coaches and clubs

Topics: Parents in sport Type: Videos

These short videos aim to help coaches and sports clubs realise the potential of parental involvement and how to best work with parents.

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.