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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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Apr 8, 2018

As courtside or in this case pitchside parents we can often either intentionally or simply a passing thought wonder what it must be like to see our children perform on the highest of stages.

For Steve and Jo that's become a reality as their boys, Jack and Tom have professional contracts with Wasps Rugby Club and have represented England.

So what is the journey from local club to international level sport like for parents? What can we learn from their experiences?

There are some great reflections around:

  • It takes a whole club to raise a child
  • Keep the love of the sport central
  • And the brutal nature of elite sport


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