As we enter into the busiest, most exciting and (sometimes), most stressful time of the season - competition season, it's important to think about why we do what we do, and what kind of outcome we are wanting for our athletes - and how we can support them to have the best possible season - as coaches, as parents and as supporters. It's timely to remember that at the end of the day, sport is above all supposed to be fun (as well as challenging, exciting and developmental).
I think this video really explains what kids are looking for when it comes to parent support and sport, and why sometimes less is more! It can be challenging not to offer advice, or not to get too immersed in the competitiveness of sport.
Take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2LR4c3JsmU
We would love to hear your feedback, or you can always book in with us for a mid-year meeting to discuss your child's goals and how we can achieve these in a supportive, encouraging and respectful manner, so your child can progress while maintaining their love and passion for cheer.
To book in, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (more information to come this week).