Parents in Sports Week

13th September 2016, 00:00a.m.

Sport Ireland and Child Protection Sport Unit of the NSPCC are promoting a Parents in Sports Week” from  3rd – 9thOct. 

Parents play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting their child’s participation, success and fun when playing sport. Therefore, it’s essential that clubs communicate regularly with parents so that both coach and parent work towards the same goals.
Parents in Sport week will focus on how parents can greatly influence a child’s experience in sport through their actions, both positive and negative.
The key outcomes that Parents in Sport Week aims to achieve are:
  • to encourage sports organisations and clubs to promote the positive role parents play in helping children reach their full potential
  • to empower parents by sharing information regarding key roles they can do as a sports parent in supporting their child’s participation, success and fun, and therefore retaining a child’s interest in sport
  • to assist coaches and officials to understand the crucial role parents have in a child’s participation and continued involvement in sport

There are many initiatives that can be considered within the club during the week. The following link highlights many possible initiatives (see the section “ways to get involved”). 
Gymnastics Ireland are encouraging all clubs to give Parents in Sport Week some thought and that you might consider an holding an event in your club during the week 3rd-9th Oct. Please let us know of any initiatives you are undertaking. 

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