Realising your child’s sporting potential

Many aspiring young performers require the support of their parents. Parents need to realise that the young performer is in the process of developing skills. In this process parents have the potential to act as facilitators within this journey. Not only with the set of skills the young performers requires within the sport but also with the emotional, academic, and social development.

Helpful hints to improving the relationship between performer and parents:-

1) Getting to know your child as a performer. This will help to identify the strengths and weaknesses

2) Always work towards the young performers strengths whilst building the weaker areas of performance

3) Working in partnership to realise full potential by communicating, listening and understanding

4) Awareness of how parents behaviour both positive and negative can influence the young performer