Show search form

Talent Parent Programme

The England Talent Programme are delighted to launch a ‘Talent Parent Programme’ for the parents of our Talent Programme athletes

Expand About The Talent Parent Programme

About The Talent Parent Programme

Given the key role that parent’s play in informing and impacting athlete development, the England Talent Programme are delighted to launch a ‘Talent Parent Programme’ for the parents of our Talent Programme athletes. This programme will better engage and support parents in the sometimes difficult and often underappreciated role they play in the development of our Talent athletes.

The Talent Parent Programme compromises of a curriculum delivered by webinar workshops (addressing key topic areas such as nutrition, psychology, adolescent brain development, youth physiology, anti-doing, etc), useful links and videos, signposting documents as well as a series of presentations from parents of current or ex-athletes. 

Talent Parent Programme Workshop Timeline

Topic Webinar Delivery Date
Being a Parent in Elite Sport 16:30pm on Thursday 15th November 2018
Planning for Sport 17:30pm on Thursday 21st November 2018
Nutrition 17:30pm on Thursday 29th November 2018
Growth Mindset 17:30pm on Thursday 6th December 2018
Goal Setting 17:30pm on Thursday 13th December 2018
The Adolescent Brain 18:30pm on Thursday 24th January 2019
Physical Development TBC
Coping with Nerves Thursday 7th March 2019
Parenting at Events TBC
Grit Thursday 4th April 2019
Talent Development TBC
Parent Anti-doping TBC
Expand Webinars & Video Resources

Webinars & Video Resources

This section will contain a link to the webinars delivered as well as other key video resources relating to the topic.
Parent Presentation Series

The second presentation in the parent presentation series was presented by Dave Westley. Dave is the father of Ryan Westley who is the 2018 Senior C1 European Champion and Senior C1 World Silver medallist. Webinar will be uploaded shortly.

The first presentation in the parent presentation series was presented by Andy and Anne Hounslow. Andy and Anne are the parents of Richard and James Hounslow, both were past GB team athletes and Richard is a double Olympic Silver medallist. Please view webinar below:

Goal Setting

Thursday 13th December, 17:30pm

Emma Hooton (Volunteer Psychologist for the England Talent Programme) taklks about the importance of setting achievable goals, using the four corners model: Technical, Physical, Psychological and Lifestyle in goal setting, how to review and reset goals:

Growth Mindset 

Thursday 6th December, 17:30pm

Stephen Eccles (Volunteer Psychologist for the England Talent Programme) talks about what a growth mindset is, different praise processes and how to provide effective reflection:

Nutrition 

Thursday 29th November, 17:30pm

Matthew Thompson (English Institute of Sport - Strength and Conditioning Coach for British Canoeing) talks about the key micronutrients athletes need, making good food choices with top tips on school lunches, snacks and travel and why hydration is important for performance:

Planning for Sport

Thursday 22nd November, 17:30pm

Emma Groome (English Institute of Sport - Performance Lifestyle Advisor for British Canoeing) talks about the importance of how parents can help their child plan for sport:

Being a Parent or Carer in Elite Sport

Thursday 15th November, 16:30pm

Rich Ramsdale (Head of Talent) talks about the role of a parent or carer in elite sport:

Expand Additional Information and Resources

Additional Information and Resources

This page will contain key parent resources and supplementary reading and video resources relating to the Talent Parent Programme topics following on from the delivery of the webinar. 

These are useful parent websites for top tips, additional reading and resources.

Stanger Pro 

Sport Parent EU 

High Performance Parenting

Being a Parent or Carer in Elite Sport Resources

Read more

Planning for Sport

Read more

Nutrition

Read more

Growth Mindset

Read more

Developing a Growth Mindset (Believe Perform 2018)

10 Things Parents Should Not Do In The Car Post Race (Believe Perform 2018)

12 tips to Help You Overcome Setbacks (Believe Perform 2018)

The Effort Effect (Stanford Magazine 2007)

Goal Setting

Read more

What is Goal Setting? (David Harrison 2012)

Goal Setting Worksheet (Emma Hooton 2018)

Useful Downloads

  • Pdf file
    782.49kb

    This document contains some national grant sources that are available which can assist athletes with the financial costs of training and competing in sport.

  • Pdf file
    167.39kb