Tag: Badminton Parents

It’s not like we are going to the Olympics, so there is no need to take this seriously

ayano-hanesaki-badminton-parents

“We” (parents) are not doing the sport. “He” or “she” is. And remember that 2 percent rate for NCAA scholarships? That statistic suddenly looks like a sure thing compared to the Olympics. So, you are correct, your child is not going to the Olympics.… Continue Reading “It’s not like we are going to the Olympics, so there is no need to take this seriously”

The central role of parents in youth sports

Drop off kid to badminton

“As coaches we need to recognise that the parents contribute a great deal and play an essential role. Without parental support, the opportunities afforded to kids to participate in youth sports become far more limited. In some cases participation is just not viable when… Continue Reading “The central role of parents in youth sports”

Helping our children navigate their return to sport

hanebado return to badminton

I found this and wanted to reblog this brilliant return guidance to sports by Gordon MacLelland. Please find the original post here. Below you can see the first part of the article. “I am sure in many houses around the world excitement is mounting… Continue Reading “Helping our children navigate their return to sport”

Using sport and working in partnership to equip children with skills for life

Badminton BWF Shuttle Time Australia

I have recently translated an article about the ideal collaboration of the parents and coaches. I do recommend you to read the full article, it`s a long read but well worth it. Lots of situations explained about the needs of children among circumstances their… Continue Reading “Using sport and working in partnership to equip children with skills for life”

Random thoughts from Viktor Axelsen

Viktor Axelsen as a child and as a badminton champion

Dear parents in badminton. I strongly suggest you read the below carefully. This is a piece of advice from a world champion who has been a child and remember that a happy, emotionally balanced childhood is more important than a childhood full of pressure,… Continue Reading “Random thoughts from Viktor Axelsen”

Why talents are disappearing and a way to keep them

hanebado - famous badminton manga

“Let’s take a young footballer (but it can be a competitor from any sport). This footballer has ability…lots of talent if you’d like to use that word. And this footballer loves the game…loves nothing more than to have a ball at her feet. And… Continue Reading “Why talents are disappearing and a way to keep them”

Two parents talking

“I do not pay for sport – I said.”