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Nathan Wood Parental Guidance

​parent | ​​​parental guidance and support for developing young sporting talent

Being a parent isn’t easy. Being a parent of a child who plays sport can be even more of a challenge. Parents of sporting children want them to have a great experience, but many are unsure of how best to achieve this.


The parent-child relationship often significantly influences whether the child forms a lifelong love of the sport (and subsequently fulfills his or her dreams), or has a negative experience which ultimately leads to underperformance and sometimes quitting all together. ​


With personal experience of being a child on a sporting pathway, a 25-year background as an elite player and high performance Level 4 coach, and a dad to a sport-loving son, I can support, guide, and help you to understand:- 

  • Your role as a sportparent
  • The do’s and don'ts of managing a young athlete
  • What to look for when choosing the right coach
  • How you can help your child to manage anxiety and perform under pressure
  • The benefits of focusing on the process, and negatives of thinking about the outcome
  • How selection and non-selection can affect your child's progress, both positively and negatively
  • The importance and influence of your verbal communication and body language 
  • The impact of sports diversity on athletic competence
  • The link between performance and your child's self-worth
  • How to build your child's resilient confidence and mental toughness
  • …and much more!


The evidence is clear - we aren’t born with sporting talent. Talent results from the progressive development of technical, physical, mental, and tactical skills over a long and sustained period of time…and as a parent you can either help or hinder this progress. My parental guidance service can help you to give your son or daughter a great sporting experience.

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