Conversations With Kids: Sport Coach

Conversations with Kids - Week 8

For parents and guardians where we give you prompts so that you can have more meaningful conversations with your children to help them build key characteristics such as mental toughness, resilience, confidence, creativity, focus and so on.  

A Question for your Kids

If you could write a book for sport coaches what would be in it?

Conversations with kids development and enjoyment


  • Deciding what is important

  • Understand different perspectives

Directions for Parents:

There is so much to cover here it will be interesting to see what your child mentions. Give them free licence to explore a sport coach’s role. A coach’s job is multi-faceted with tactics, technique, physical attributes, psychological skills and lifestyle demands all part of this. Throw in their personality, communication skills, listening skills and how they carry themselves (facial expressions, mannerisms and body language).

Ideas for Kids:

  1. What are the 3 most important things that you would cover in your book?
  2. What do you find helpful and unhelpful in the way that sport coach’s talk to you? (Think about what, why, when and how they speak to you).
  3. After reading your book, what do you want coaches to understand about how you learn best?

If you would like to share your experiences as a sports parent or get insights regarding kids sport psychology, you may also wish to join David in The Sport Psychology Hub.

David Charlton Sports Psychologist

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Online Sports Psychologist for Kids who supports many youngsters and sports parents so that they have more fun and get the most from their talent across the globe from USA/Canada to Great Britain and Ireland to UAE, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, using ONLINE Video Conferencing.    

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence

Host of Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast

Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  

With over a decades’ experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to transfer their skills from training to competitive situations, under pressure.

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