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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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Oct 5, 2019

Our children can only come alive in the sport they love if they're participating in an environment where they are not only safe but feel safe. 

Paul Stephenson of the Child Protection in Sport Unit unpacks what safeguarding in sport must look like and what we as parents need to be mindful of. 

  • How do I know if my child's club adheres to the highest of standards?
  • What are appropriate boundaries which foster safe and strong nurturing relationship?

Also during the week of this pods launch is Parents in Sport Week where we are invited to make this promise to our children

  1. I Promise to make sure the club we choose together is safe and fun 
  2. I promise to listen to you if you have any concerns about your sport 
  3. I promise to make sure that I always support you and your teammates in a positive way 

We hope you find this episode of help. Please do connect with Paul and the team and if you'd appreciated the Pod then please do promote it out


Andy and Catherine