This is the intro for the Parents Shop page.
Parents play such an influential role in the experiences children have in sport. Whether you are the parent of a six-year-old who is just beginning to participate in organized sport or an eighteen-year-old varsity athlete, you will find this book insightful and helpful. The Fulfilling Ride encourages you to examine your current role as a sport parent and provides you with practical strategies you can use to maximize your effectiveness in this very important role.
Greg Dale's message to parents of athletes is to work proactively, in a positive manner, to facilitate your athlete's ability to thrive in the athletic experience. In this excellent DVD, Dale looks at the influence a parent can have on an athlete's experience in sports. He first looks at why kids choose to participate in athletics, why kids quit, how parents can impact the level of fun in the experience, and how certain behaviors can detract from a positive experience. Dale then discusses the importance of appropriate parent-parent, parent-coach, and parent-athlete relationships and how they can contribute to a positive experience for the athlete. For each of these relationships, Dale offers tips and guidelines that will have a positive impact on your child's athletic experience. This highly informative DVD is a must-see for all parents, and also for all coaches—at any level—in any sport!