Behaviour for sports teams and parents with Garth Smith – PP18

Paul Dix
Paul Dix
Kevin Mulryne
Kevin Mulryne

Our topic of the week is Behaviour for sports teams and parents.

We were delighted to welcome Garth Smith to the podcast this week. He is a sports coach in Northern Ireland and had a great deal of fantastic information to share about how to manage the behaviour of sports teams – and their parents!

The relationahsip between coaches, players and parents is crucial. This is set by the coach and helps everyone to get the maximum out of sport – to understand what sport is all about. This is all based on the expectations which are set by the coach.

Coaches need to create an environment  where children are empowered to take control of their sports sessions. Adults have a role but the maximum benefit for children is achieved where they can take responsibility themselves.

A safe environment to play is essential. Parents don’t feel it’s their role to organise and control their children’s play on an Xbox, so why do they feel this is their role in sports?

 Read the rest of the show notes on the Pivotal Education site.

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