In the morning and afternoon there will be an expert speaker discussing key topics on youth sports parents.
After the morning feature, we will host four concurrent presentations on varying topics regarding youth sports parenting. As a participant, you get to choose which presentation you would like to attend.
Finally, you will get a chance to hear from some of the top youth sport's industry experts discuss their take on how you can support your child have the highest quality youth sports experience possible.
Can’t decide on which breakout presentation to attend? Don’t stress. Recordings of the live sessions will be accessible after the event, giving you a chance to review and re-watch!
Our virtual event allows you to learn, interact and experience all within the comfort of your own home.
What parents are looking for in sports
Tips on how to fundraise creatively
How to incorporate core values
Mindful skills for achieving peak performance
LTD vs. Early sport specialization
For the Love of the Game
LTD vs. Early Sport Specialization
I Love to Watch You Play
Working with Parents in Sport
Still Quiet Place
Parental Support in Sport
Yellow for Yelling
Raising Champion Families
11 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Sports
Quality Sport Hub
University of Toronto
What Parents are Looking for in Sport
Nutrition Tips for Sports Parents
CEO of WWPIS (Working With Parents in Sport)
Gordon MacLelland set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and as a coach to all age levels from 7 year olds to adults.
He has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University.
He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 13 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand for the last 16 years.
He is the author of three books, ‘Two Hats’ – a book for parent coaches who are coaching or thinking of coaching their own children, ‘Great Sports Parenting’ – A pocket guide for parents of children in sport and ‘Engage’ – A coaches guide to building positive relationships with parents.
In recent times he has become a parent to two children and the early sporting experiences of his own children prompted him to set up the company as well as write the three books above.
As a speaker he brings a wealth of experience to working with organizations, coaches and parents gathered through 20 years as a teacher and coach as well as a parent currently involved in children’s sport.
For the Love of the Game Executive Director
Glen grew up playing multiple sports across Canada and played on provincial winning teams in Hockey, Football and Rugby. He is a graduate and now a mentor of the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology. Soon after he graduated from UBC he started coaching, and he has now coached men, women, boys and girls in many of the sports he played, and has also mentored thousands of coaches as a Hockey Canada Facilitator and Speaker for Changing the Game Project. Glen is also the founder and CEO of Paradigm Sports and Executive Director of For the Love of the Game, two organizations with the key goal of educating coaches, parents, and sport organizations of current trends, research, and best practices to foster a positive youth sport experience for kids.
For The Love Of The Game is a Canadian non-profit organization. Our aim is to help the youth sports community bring the focus back to what matters: learning, growing, and having fun playing sports.
We're working to create a happy and positive youth sports environment, because together we can keep kids active for life!Learn more