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Based on the latest research and years of experience, we have created a range of resources to help you support your children in sport. We hope you find them useful! 

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Top tips for parents

Top tips for parents

Physical Considerations, Psychological Considerations , Talent and Elite Athletes, Parental Involvement, Safeguarding

A booklet providing top tips for parents across nine key topics
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Being a sport parent Q & A

Being a sport parent Q & A

Parental Involvement

Frequently asked questions about parenting children involved in sport
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Frequently asked questions about development

Frequently asked questions about development

Physical Considerations, Psychological Considerations

A selection of short answers in response to frequently asked questions about development
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Questions about parents' roles

Questions about parents' roles

Parental Involvement

Some short responses to frequently asked questions about the roles of parents in youth sport
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Talent development environments

Talent development environments

Talent and Elite Athletes

Tips for identifying a sporting environment that will foster talent development
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Frequently asked questions about safeguarding

Frequently asked questions about safeguarding

Safeguarding

Short responses to questions regarding safeguarding
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What is talent?

What is talent?

Psychological Considerations , Talent and Elite Athletes

Keep points regarding talent identification
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What is development?

What is development?

Physical Considerations, Psychological Considerations

Key points regarding development
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Parents' influence in sport

Parents' influence in sport

Physical Considerations, Psychological Considerations , Talent and Elite Athletes, Parental Involvement, Safeguarding

Some insights into how parents might influence children's sporting experience
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Myths about talent

Myths about talent

Psychological Considerations , Talent and Elite Athletes

Addressing some of the talent development myths
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Benefits of sport participation

Benefits of sport participation

Talent and Elite Athletes, Parental Involvement, Safeguarding

Suggestions regarding how to help your child gain the benefits associated with sport participation
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Managing stress and anxiety

Managing stress and anxiety

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Some suggestions regarding how parents can help children manage their stress and anxiety
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The experience of being a sport parent over time

The experience of being a sport parent over time

Parental Involvement

Some insights into the experiences of being a sport parent throughout a child's journey.
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Supporting children's development

Supporting children's development

Physical Considerations, Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Suggestions for parents regarding how you can support your child's development
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Food needs for sport training

Food needs for sport training

Physical Considerations, Parental Involvement

An overview of the nutritional needs of young athletes
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Reasons for encouraging children to participate in sport

Reasons for encouraging children to participate in sport

Parental Involvement, Safeguarding

Ideas about why children might want to be involved in sport
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Keeping children safe in sport

Keeping children safe in sport

Safeguarding

Information regarding how parents can keep children safe in sport
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Maximising involvement in youth sport

Maximising involvement in youth sport

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Some tips to maximise your involvement in your child's sporting life
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Starting physical training

Starting physical training

Physical Considerations

Information regarding when children should start physical training
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Optimising involvement in your child's sport

Optimising involvement in your child's sport

Parental Involvement

Some information regarding how you can be involved in your child's sport in the best ways
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Resistance training

Resistance training

Physical Considerations

Information regarding the safety of resistance training
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Advice for parents of talented children

Advice for parents of talented children

Psychological Considerations , Talent and Elite Athletes, Parental Involvement

Six pieces of advice for parents regarding how to support talented children in sport
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Being a sport parent resources

Being a sport parent resources

Parental Involvement

A list of resources about the experience of being a sport parent.
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Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Psychological Considerations

Key points regarding how your child is cognitively developing
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Dietary supplementation

Dietary supplementation

Physical Considerations

Some thoughts regarding whether children need dietary supplements
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Supporting children's psychological development

Supporting children's psychological development

Psychological Considerations

Top tips regarding how to support children's psychological development
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Frequently asked questions about integrity

Frequently asked questions about integrity

Talent and Elite Athletes, Parental Involvement, Safeguarding

Some short responses regarding questions about integrity
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Challenges encountered as a sport parent

Challenges encountered as a sport parent

Parental Involvement

Some insights into the challenges that may be faced as a sport parent
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Parenting at competitions

Parenting at competitions

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Ideas about how you can support your child at competitions
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Physical Development

Physical Development

Physical Considerations

Key points regarding how children physically develop
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Enhancing confidence

Enhancing confidence

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Some suggestions regarding how parents can help enhance children's self-confidence
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Importance of physical training

Importance of physical training

Physical Considerations

Information regarding why a child should engage in physical training
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Sports Drinks

Sports Drinks

Physical Considerations

Information regarding whether your child needs a sports drink
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What is safeguarding?

What is safeguarding?

Parental Involvement, Safeguarding

Information regarding what safeguarding is
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Parent-coach relationships

Parent-coach relationships

Parental Involvement

Information regarding how to work with your child's coach
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Tips to manage the sport parenting experience

Tips to manage the sport parenting experience

Parental Involvement

Some tips to help manage the sport parenting experience
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Helping children achieve their potential

Helping children achieve their potential

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Some tips to help you support your child to reach their potential
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Vitamin and mineral supplementation

Vitamin and mineral supplementation

Physical Considerations

Information regarding sources of vitamins and minerals
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Coaches' roles in keeping children safe

Coaches' roles in keeping children safe

Safeguarding

A summary of information regarding what coaches can do to keep children safe in sport
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Frequently asked questions about nutrition

Frequently asked questions about nutrition

Physical Considerations

Some short responses to frequently asked questions about nutrition
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Amount of physical training

Amount of physical training

Physical Considerations

Ideas regarding how much physical training children is ok
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Risks in sport

Risks in sport

Safeguarding

Some information regarding the potential risks that may be encountered in sport
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Avoiding negative issues in sport

Avoiding negative issues in sport

Talent and Elite Athletes, Parental Involvement, Safeguarding

Suggestions regarding how to avoid children getting caught up in negative aspects of sport
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Talent mindset

Talent mindset

Psychological Considerations , Talent and Elite Athletes

Some suggestions regarding the type of mindset that may help talent development
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Developing concentration

Developing concentration

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Some suggestions regarding how parents can help children develop their concentration
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The sport parent experience

The sport parent experience

Parental Involvement

Some insights into the sport parenting experience.
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Enhancing self-esteem

Enhancing self-esteem

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Some suggestions regarding how parents can help enhance children's self-esteem
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Physical Training FAQ

Physical Training FAQ

Physical Considerations

Some frequently asked questions about physical training
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Safeguarding policies and practices

Safeguarding policies and practices

Safeguarding

An overview of the policies and practices clubs should have to keep children safe in sport
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Fluid consumption

Fluid consumption

Physical Considerations

Suggestions regarding how to identity whether your child is drinking enough
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Psycho-social Development

Psycho-social Development

Psychological Considerations

Key points regarding your child's psycho-social development
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Minimising issues of being a sport parent

Minimising issues of being a sport parent

Parental Involvement

Some strategies to help minimise some of the challenges associated with being a sport parent
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Maintaining motivation

Maintaining motivation

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Some suggestions regarding how parents can help children maintain their motivation
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Managing setbacks

Managing setbacks

Psychological Considerations , Parental Involvement

Suggestions regarding how you can help your child to manage setbacks in sport
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Resources regarding talent

Resources regarding talent

Talent and Elite Athletes

Some practical and research based resources regarding talent development in sport
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Integrity and moral development resources

Integrity and moral development resources

Talent and Elite Athletes, Parental Involvement, Safeguarding

Research and online links regarding integrity and moral development through sport
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Safeguarding contacts

Safeguarding contacts

Safeguarding

Information regarding who to contact if you have a safeguarding concern
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Safeguarding resources

Safeguarding resources

Safeguarding

Links to research and online information regarding safeguarding
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Physical training resources

Physical training resources

Physical Considerations

Some links to research and online resources regarding physical training
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Frequently asked questions about talent

Frequently asked questions about talent

Talent and Elite Athletes

Short responses to some frequently asked questions about talent
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Parents' roles resources

Parents' roles resources

Parental Involvement

Some links to research and online resources regarding parents' roles in sport
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Nutrition resources

Nutrition resources

Physical Considerations

Some links to resources regarding sports nutrition
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Psychological strength and wellbeing resources

Psychological strength and wellbeing resources

Psychological Considerations , Talent and Elite Athletes

Some links to research and online resources regarding psychological strength and wellbeing.
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Growth and Development Resources

Growth and Development Resources

Physical Considerations, Psychological Considerations

Details of research and online resources regarding development
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A coaches' guide to perfectionism

A coaches' guide to perfectionism

Psychological Considerations

A guide to perfectionism for coaches
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Parent's guide to perfectionism

Parent's guide to perfectionism

Psychological Considerations

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