This leaflet aims to help coaches achieve positive relationships with parents and carers of young people playing sport.
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.
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.
These parental behaviour scenarios can be used or adapted by clubs or sports organisations to represent the challenges they may face.
A presentation template (in PowerPoint format) that you can amend as appropriate to the nature of the event, audience, sport or club context.
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.
These clips feature young people talking about the support they've received from their parents and how this has influenced their development in sport.
In this video, children describe how parents' and spectators' behaviour gets worse during competitions – and how this affects the young athletes.
These short videos aim to help coaches and sports clubs realise the potential of parental involvement and how to best work with parents.