In Their Corner: A Guide For Parents Coaching Young Athletes

28 July 2021

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Team Girls is dedicated to fostering and promoting girls’ participation in sport. It’s about girls supporting girls, building up their confidence, and knowing they’re stronger when they stand together – on and off the court.

In Their Corner: A guide for parents coaching young athletes

Grassroots and volunteer coaches play a vital role in keeping kids engaged and passionate about sport.  Good coaching goes beyond physical skills training; it involves the development of life skills, confidence, resilience and social participation, all of which are critical skills on and off the court.

Team Girls was established in response to an alarming statistic - almost 50% of teenage girls stop playing sport by the time they leave high school (2019 Suncorp Australian Youth and Confidence Report). We are committed to promoting the benefits associated with ongoing sports participation.  By remaining engaged in sport, girls are able to equip themselves with skills, knowledge and confidence that transfer beyond the sporting environment and into better performance in the classroom, the boardroom and wellbeing in their general life.

Ultimately, we all have a role to play in building our future generations of confident girls, regardless of our level of experience as a coach, and that’s why Team Girls Ambassador, Clare Ferguson in association with Sport Australia has developed ‘In Their Corner: A Guide for parents coaching young athletes’.  This resource is designed to introduce you to Sport Australia’s Physical Literacy Framework and help you get the ball rolling with ideas around how you could use it in your coaching. Download it now!

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