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Talent Parent Programme

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

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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 Thursday 15th November 2018
Planning for Sport Thursday 21st November 2018
Nutrition Thursday 29th November 2018
Growth Mindset Thursday 6th December 2018
Goal Setting Thursday 13th December 2018
Physical Development TBC
The Adolescent Brain Thursday 24th January 2019
Coping with Nerves Thursday 7th March 2019
Parenting at Events TBC
Grit Thursday 4th April 2019
Talent Development TBC
Parent Anti-doping TBC
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Webinars & Video Resources

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

Saturday 22nd September, 5pm at Holme Pierrepont 

The first in the parent presentation series was presented by Andy Hounslow. Please view webinar below:

Being a Parent in Elite Sport

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Key learnings to include:

Parental roles in elite sport, The team Bus principle, Parent goals vs child goals, The value of relationships with children, coaches and parents in sports, Understanding each others perspectives & Communication styles

Content aimed at all parents within the England Talent Programme Pathway. 

Planning for Sport

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Key learnings to include:

Balancing elite sport with normal life, The Stress Bucket, Annual 'hotspots' & Long term planning: decision making to achieve long term goals

Content mainly aimed at SRS and above parents within the England Talent Programme Pathway. 

Nutrition

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Key learnings to include:

Balancing elite sport with normal life, The Stress Bucket, Annual 'hotspots' & Long term planning: decision making to achieve long term goals

Content mainly aimed at SRS and above parents within the England Talent Programme Pathway. 

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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 deliver of the webinar. 

Stanger Pro - This is a good parent website for top tips, additional reading and resources. 

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