Improving parent–coach relationships – strategies for coaches

Last updated: 31 Aug 2023 Topics: Duty of care Trips, events and travel Parents in sport

This guidance (PDF) provides coaches with helpful strategies to follow to improve and manage potential issues between coaches and parents and build a good relationship. This guidance suggests 3 key areas to address:

    1. parents’ behaviours and conduct at competitions and training
    2. understand talent development and the sport structure
    3. perceptions of coaches

Download the guidance (PDF)

Further information

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.

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