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YST Performance Parent

YST Performance Parent
An e-learning resource designed to guide and support parents of talented young athletes
Parents sat on the sideline beating drums, supporting their child

Behind every successful talented child achieving their dream is a performance parent. They provide the nurture of our country’s sporting ambition. They are the bedrock of personalised support for each budding World Champion. No one understands their child better than mum or dad! Performance parents ride the emotional rollercoaster of sporting success and failure, hand in hand with their talented child. Parents stand in the background for those moments of elation on the podium however they also take front of stage at the less glamorous times. They provide the unpaid taxi service week in week out and the words of comfort during those dark times of injury and disappointment.
Performance Parent is an e-learning resource aimed specifically at parents of talented young athletes. Containing guidance and suggestions for you from experts in elite sport, including Loughborough University, and extensive research in sport parenting, support services and most importantly, firsthand advice from parents of talented young athletes.
There is no magic formula on how best to support and nurture your child and their talent. The e-learning resource gives ideas and suggestions that may help and reassure you as parents of talented young people that they are on the right track. These ideas are set into the following modules:

  • Understanding your child as an athlete
  • Your role in the athlete support team
  • Competition parenting
  • The true value of sport to your child
  • Balancing education and sport

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