Free resources for New Sports Parents, Returning Sports Parents, and High Performance Parents
"Movement is how kids learn and develop. Movement is more than exercise, more than sports, more than fitness. Movement helps kids learn sports skills, yes, but movement also helps kids increase self-awareness, non-verbal communication, and social and emotional growth. Active kids learn better, improve memory, and pay attention better.” - Rick Howard NSCA
Resources contributed by WWPIS.
Working With Children In Sport is a company that works with sporting organisations, parents, and coaches around the globe. They supply unbiased information and resources to provide the best possible youth sport experience.
3. Fair Play
4. Friendly competition
5. Finishing the Season Better than I started
The idea of Long Term Athlete Development and the American Development Model are frameworks or roadmaps for age & stage appropriate steps towards quality movement in sport and life. When parents and coaches try to force too much too soon in an attempt to get you to the top level in a specific sport, we risk ruining your experience through burnout, injury or removing the fun from your journey.
Gordon is the CEO and founder of Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS). He has 20 years of experience in coaching and education, having coached all age ranges from 7 year olds to adults. Gordon is the author of "Great Sports Parenting" and "Engage - How to Build Positive Relationships with Your Players' Parents".
Mariana is an Associate Professor at UBC in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health. In addition to being a risky play advocate, Mariana is the Research Lead at the Brussoni Lab at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.
96% of age group winners / champions do not go on to be Olympic or professional players.
Tommy is the Founder of Dr. Tommy John Performance and Healing Center in San Diego, California. He is a Doctor of Chiropractic, specializing in soft tissue injuries. Tommy is also the author of "Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance", and he's a highly sought after speaker on the issues of early sport specialization.