19/07/2019- Podcast

Episode 5: Parents in Sports- A Guide to Enjoying the Journey

Whether you’re a parent, a coach, athlete or supporter, the next generation has a role to play in the future of your sport. In this episode we talk about creating a positive environment for our young people. By creating a positive environment, we can also create a lifelong love of sport, with better people and better life skills.

  • What does a good sports environment look and sound like?
  • How can parents can work with coaches to create a positive environment?
  • Find out more about the motivation of ‘fun’ and why early success may not be the key to a lifelong love of sport
  • Discover tips on how to cope with disappointment
  • Hear about how elite athletes can inspire the next generation

In this episode, Sophie talks to Gordon MacLelland about how parents can work with coaches to create a positive environment for the next generation. For more information about the work Gordon does please visit his website:


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