Parents play a vital role in youth sport. Parents in most cases introduce their child or children to sport, transport children to training and competitions, fund equipment and kits, and provide emotional support.
Coaches have a key part in enhancing parental involvement. This guidance (PDF) aims to help coaches understand, support, and educate parents, helping to improve overall parental involvement and allowing children to have more enjoyable sporting experiences.Download the guidance (PDF)
For more on this subject, see our guidance on promoting positive parental behaviour on our Parents in sport topic pages.
We also have a section with information specifically for parents and carers.
- Improving parent-coach relationships – strategies for coaches
- Negotiating the post-game conversation – guidance on feedback
- How can you get involved in your child's club? – guidance for parents