For Parents

For Parents: 17 Dos & Don’ts

1. Do support the Coach, especially in public and in front of your child. Regardless of the emotions, always remember that the Coach has every one of their young athlete’s best interests at heart. If there is a disagreement, settle it privately. It’ll benefit all parties.  2. Don’t let ‘Did you win?’ be the first question you ask your child. Rather ...

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How to Choose a Physiotherapist

Regardless of their level, if your child plays a sport there is a good chance you're going to need a physiotherapist (or physical therapist) for some kind of injury or rehabilitation. Just like mechanics and surgeons and waiters, there are better physiotherapists and some that are not as good. With all the complicated words and theories, it can be difficult ...

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The Anti-Fragile Kid

Most of us have a fairly good understanding of the term 'fragile' - something that is easily broken when stress (also known as volatility, chaos or disorder) is applied to it. Glass or a china tea cup are often offered as examples. When we think of the opposite of fragile the two most common suggestions are usually 'robust' or 'resilient'. ...

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What to look for when selecting a Strength & Conditioning Coach

The time has arrived for you to start searching for a Strength & Conditioning (S&C) Coach for your Child. Perhaps they’re taking their sport more seriously? Or they need to build their body up for the extra training they’re doing? Or maybe it’s to balance their bodies or develop their athleticism? Most likely it’s a combination of all of the ...

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Why Junior Athlete Results Probably Don’t Matter

Working with young Athletes can be an emotional rollercoaster, if you allow it to be. They can have amazing wins and terrible losses. They can progress at a rapid rate and then apparently stall for no reason. The key to staying stable is to take a long-term view. And one way to do this is to accept: Junior Results Probably ...

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