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Welcome to Courtside

My name is Andy and more often than not I'm to be found courtside watching my son Elijah playing the sport he loves; tennis. It's this weekly pilgrimage, coffee in hand, which led me to create the Courtside Podcast.

Courtside is a series of conversations exploring the journey sport-parents go on as we support our children in the sport they love.

Through Courtside you’ll hear from Players, Parents, Coaches and experts in the fields of sports science and adolescent development in order that as Courtside Parents we can create a positive courtside environment, meaning that our children flourish through the culture we create around the sport that they love.

So, how's your courtside culture?

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May 24, 2019

Have you ever found yourself saying these words; "Win today and we'll get pizza!" or even; "There's no pizza tonight if you don't play well!"

Have you ever wondered in your role as Motivator in Cheif where the boundary lines lie around Extrinsic and Intrinsic motivation? How much of their engagement is down to our encouragement or their desire?

Then this is the episode for you.

Lara Mossman is a researcher in Positive Psychology and Sport at La Trobe University and had developed an online training program for youth sports coaches called Growth-Focused Sports Coaching (G-FSC). The program teaches coaches about behaviours they can dial up to support player wellbeing and motivation as well as behaviours they can dial down to avoid player burnout, dropout and poor sportsmanship. 

In this episode, we explore the extrinsic motivations of Reward and Punishment and intrinsic motivation such as Identity, Mastery, Guilt and Pride


Lara's blog article with Working With Parents in Sport: LINK

Different Flavors of Motivation

We hope you enjoy this episode and if you want to connect with Lara; then here are the links:


Tw: @laramossman


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Have a great week

Andy and Catherine