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Non Perfect Parent  and Non Perfect Coach Series – Dates for the New Year

18/12/2020 00:00, I Mewn Blog /

Being a parent is tough. Being a parent of a child or children in sport can be even tougher.

That’s why Cricket Wales, Welsh Gymnastics, Welsh Athletics, Hockey Wales and Welsh Netball have teamed up to provide the ‘Non-Perfect Parent’ series for 2020-21, in addition to a separate coach development series!

The programme will be once again led by the highly acclaimed Richard Shorter and will be delivered virtually given the current landscape. Richard has a long list of accomplished organisations he has worked with ranging from Manchester United, England Rugby, the ECB, England Hockey, Saracens, Millfield School, Newcastle Falcons, the BBC and Somerset Cricket.

Over the course of six parent sessions (one per month across November-April) and three coach-specific sessions a flavour of some of the benefits for parents can be found below, which will inevitably lead to better outcomes for children:

Benefits for parents

  • How to manage the juggle of being a parent in the pathway
  • How to manage the emotions of your child in the non-linear pathway journey
  • Managing COVID-19
  • Thinking about the coach-parent relationship, and the conversations that go on
  • Managing injury setbacks
  • Reflecting on game/competition day focus
  • Managing child workload
  • Helping kids self-manage their own sporting experience 
  • Helping parents navigate and manage social media

Benefits for coaches

  • Developing coaching self-awareness
  • Managing COVID-19
  • Managing expectations of athletes and parents  
  • Athlete feedback and projection
  • Helping kids self-manage their own sporting experience 

To register for the New Year opportunities please click on the links below;

Parent Session #2 (13th January, 8pm)

Managing bumps in the road for a young athlete and what can be done at home to support the growth of resilience

Parent Session #3 (10th February, 8pm):

Coach Session #2 (24th February, 8pm):

*These are registration links – Zoom will send a follow up email with the session link. Please keep an eye out for that one!