The relationship between parents, athletes/players and coaches is critical to the success of any sporting experience whether it is at a junior participation level or at the highest level of competition.
We are often asked for advice on how to ensure that this relationship produces a positive experience for all stakeholders. We believe that communication between the parties is the corner stone to ensuring success in this regard. In line with this philosophy we are asking each of you to give us your input on the behaviours that you would like to see from parents, coaches and player/athletes.
We have posted the Code of Conduct developed by Discovery Vitality and the Sport Science Institute of South Africa as a starting point for these discussions, but we believe you as parents can add valuable comments to enhance this document. Let the debate begin – send us your comments today.