The Sideline



The recent published e-book (Helpful or Harmful ) was aimed towards understanding the effects both positively and negatively surrounding parental involvement within youth sports and how to become a positive sporting influencer. The upcoming blogs posts will be written from the perspective of the coach, highlighting how coaches create an environment where the sporting influencer (defined: Parents) can “buy into” the club and/or coach expectations. Additionally, discussing how coaches can communicate effectively, change beliefs, how and what to include within a coach-parent meeting, identify over-bearing sporting influencers, plus suggestions on how to intervene, and educate parents.

The blog posts will include a combination of personal experience (Positive and Negative) and research.