Parents are great for sport
Everyone involved in sport for young people should be committed to ensuring that children’s participation is supported. Parents are important to sport because they can:
- encourage their children to take up, enjoy and achieve in their sport
- support their children in practical ways – such as by providing transport or buying kit
- help out with activities
- become coaches, helpers and volunteers within the club
- help out with things such as club websites and fundraising
- support and motivate their child and/or the team
- reinforce positive aspects of sports participation
Helping children reach their full potential
To continue to ensure a child reaches their full potential and enjoys their time playing sport, parents need to consider:
- what do they want their child to get out of sport? Is it the same as what their child wants?
- do they understand what their child is trying to achieve and what support they need to achieve it?
- are they being the best role model they can be to help their child enjoy their sporting experience?
- are they focused on their child’s development and enjoyment?
One young person said:
“My dad’s the best role model I could ask for. He was always on the touchline giving me great support and always encouraging me on – really good, really positive. He’s just an inspiration for me.”
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My Magic Kit
This is a great video for moms and dads and coaches to share, a reminder that children are out there to enjoy sport, have fun and make friends:
Supporting your Child in Sport
We appreciate the positive supporting role that parents play at Chobham Rugby in helping our children to enjoy sport: