coach-parent-athlete relationship

book coverIf a child is going to be a successful gymnast, they need parental and family support.

But what kind of support?

How best can coaches and parents work together to best help a developing child grow and an athlete and person?

Anne Josephson:

The coach-parent-athlete triad is a complicated yet important part of the development of a happy, healthy athlete. Establishing a positive partnership, rooted in trust and mutual respect, doesn’t happen by accident.

In fact, if there is not a deliberate effort to develop and maintain a healthy relationship between each of the parties, most certainly there will be problems ranging from misunderstandings to full blown distrust. We all can tell horror stories …

10 Habits of Coaches, Parents and Athletes in Strong and Healthy Relationships

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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