The Queen’s Speech for Sporting Families Christmas adds to every family’s balancing act. For those families with young people seeking to grow their sporting potential the challenge is even harder as expectations on athletes and family time increase as everyone wants...read more
The good, the bad and the ugly- A review of the parents’ meeting at an England U18 rugby development camp October 2019. The Good (part 1) Being the parent of a sporting child at any age has its challenges and opportunities. This wonderful group of parents spent over...read more
Dr Debbie, an expert nutritionist, is here to give her top festive athlete food tips for parents and families. Do contact her here if she can be of use, I highly rate her. Christmas for Sporting Parents……Food! It’s a tough time of the year: cold, dark, everywhere we...read more
Before we get to the top ten, it has been coaching week in the uk and Uk Coaching have produced some great resources for coaches. Please do go and have a look. https://www.ukcoaching.org/our-campaigns/coaching-week COACHES TOP TEN (for...read more
To support your child in their sporting endeavours in 2019 can you have these awkward conversations?
As our children get older, there are conversations which become more awkward. As parents of sporting athletes, there are several conversations which, despite their awkwardness, if we don’t have them they will close the door to enabling our children to feel that they can talk to us about these important issues. By keeping those doors firmly closed, we run the risk of increasing shame and reducing their ability to process some of the challenges that pursuing sporting dreams offers them. We also diminish their ability to understand who they are in environments which often seek to ‘mould’ them in clone-like ways.read more