To celebrate Parents in Sport week from 1st-7th October 2018 we want to say Thank you to all the Parents/Carers who give up their time to help our athletes. Over the coming days we will be posting videos submitted by clubs and boxers who want to say ‘Thank you’ to their parents.
It’s not too late to get involved, just take a short videos 15-20 seconds long and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share on our facebook page.
3 ways parents can benefit your club
There are a number reasons why having parents involved in your sports club can be beneficial but here’s the top 3:
- increased and sustained participation – children are much more likely to take part in sport and remain engaged for longer if parents show an interest in their child’s sport. They also, more often than not, provide children with access to sport through finance and transport
- help is on hand– willing parents can play an active role in the clubs every day activities like handing out drinks, volunteering as an official, or even just being an extra pair of eyes on what can sometimes be, a large group of children
- model behaviour – children can naturally get upset when they’re struggling to achieve or when there’s a loss. Parents can work with coaches to manage children’s behaviour on and off the pitch and support coaches to create a positive environment where good sportsmanship is a priority