Parent Education Programme

The Parent Education Programme was newly introduced and well received at the 2017 School Games, in order to build upon the previous success of the Youth Sport Trust’s Performance Parent workshops.

The Parent Education Programme supports parents of young athletes to understand the wider experience and challenges of competing at the highest level and how best to support their young people.

Through the Parent Education Programme, the School Games aims to support parents to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to best support their child to achieve their future sporting potential.

This will include a range of activities and opportunities such as the free to attend ‘Performance Parent’ Workshops aimed specifically at parents of talented young athletes. 

There is no magic formula on how best to support and nurture your child and their talent, but this workshop gives ideas and suggestions that may help and reassure you as parents of talented young people that they are on the right track. 

Containing guidance and suggestions from experts in elite sport, including Loughborough University, and extensive research in sport parenting, support services and most importantly, first-hand advice from parents of talented young athletes.