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Episode 72 - Working with Parents in Sport with Gordon MacLelland

The Coach's Road

This week we chat with Gordon MacLelland, Founder of Working with Parents in Sport based out of the UK. With Gordon we chat about what makes good sports parents and how we as coaches can help support parents and engage them positively in their child’s experience in sport. We also talk about how to take the pressure off of young athletes and how we can create parent engagement workshops. You can check our Gordon’s organization Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS) on their website https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk and on twitter @_WWPIS. Don’t forget to check out all the resources on our drive here: https://bit.ly/t-c-r-drive Don’t forget to register now for our upcoming conference in December! It will be a three day event on Dec 2nd, 9th and 16th covering Athlete, Team and Coach Development! Stay tuned to our social media @thecoachsroad for more details! https://bit.ly/tcrpconf Thanks for Listening!

1hr 13mins

25 Oct 2021

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EP057 Gymnastics Growth Show - Nick Ruddock and Gordon MacLelland

Gymnastics Growth Show

Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. Tackling all things gymnastics and performance sport, from physical preparation and psychology, to nutrition and lifestyle, this podcast is a must for any gymnastics coach serious about improving results and furthering their expertise.

51mins

27 Sep 2021

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11. Gordon MacLelland - Working with Parents

The Coaches Club Podcast

Get the FREE podcast notes: CoachesClubPod.com Learn more about The Coaches Club Community: CoachesClub.Community Schedule a FREE call to reserve your spot in the next Coaches Club cohort: club.transformsport.org/freecall Connect with Gordon: @_WWPIS parentsinsport.co.uk Connect with us: @CoachesClub_ @LukeGromer luke@transformsport.org

43mins

13 Jun 2021

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Support for parents in sport with Gordon MacLelland

Play Train Grow

Gordon has built a platform around his organisation WWPIS Working with Sports Parents. Gordon is a Teacher, coach, author and in this episode he shares his thoughts and knowledge on a variety of subjects. The aim here is to help provide some support for sporting parents and organisations as we discuss topics such as the car journey home, competition for places, role modelling and what you learn from the pitch that can help build character and life skills.

44mins

20 Apr 2021

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S2, E12 | Relationships w/Parents & Coaches - Heath Eslinger & Gordon MacLelland

For The Good Of The Game

FTGOTG S2, E12 |  I'm excited to share our second "Special Feature" episode with two widely recognized leaders in the Youth Sports industry...Heath Eslinger and Gordon MacLelland.  Both gentlemen present perspectives on developing relationships with parents and coaches, but from different geographic and cultural areas.Gordon MacLelland is the CEO of Working With Parents In Sport, a UK-based company that works with Sporting Organizations to help parents and coaches navigate the difficulties they face in today's environment.  Gordon is the author of three books: Two Hats - a book for parent coaches who are coaching or thinking of coaching their own children; Great Sports Parenting - a pocket guide for parents of children in sport; and Engage - a coaches' guide to building positive relationships with parents.You can learn more about Gordon and Working With Parents In Sport at...https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/Heath Eslinger is the Director of Business Development for A Better Way Athletics, a US-based company in Cleveland, TN (just outside of Chattanooga).  Heath's experience as both a High School and Div-1 wrestling coach afforded him the opportunity to see the "problem areas" in sports culture from the inside-out.  Now, as both a leader and gifted speaker, he travels and shares his contagious message of A Better Way to engage, educate and train both parents and coaches.  A Better Way Athletics offers a sophisticated platform and multiple curriculums for both parents and coaches to help them evolve and positively impact the young people they support!You can learn more about Heath and A Better Way Athletics at...https://www.abetterwayathletics.com/While many individuals and organizations recognize the need for change, these gentlemen and their companies are leading the charge in changing the Youth Sports landscape.  Their perspectives are both unique and refreshing...and they provide a practical "way ahead" as we emerge from the pandemic and begin to reshape the future!Intro music "Next Level" used under license by Composer Rujay Torres.

56mins

15 Apr 2021

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#133 Gordon MacLelland - Great Sports Parenting

The Sport Psych Show

In this episode, I speak with Gordon MacLelland. Gordon is founder and CEO of Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS) which supports organisations, parents and coaches in working together to provide children with the best possible sporting experiences. Gordon has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University. He has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 13 years and has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand for the last 16 years. Gordon is also the author of three books, ‘Two Hats’ – a book for parent coaches who are coaching or thinking of coaching their own children,  ‘Great Sports Parenting’ – A pocket guide for parents of children in sport and ‘Engage’ – A coaches guide to building positive relationships with parents.

1hr 8mins

15 Mar 2021

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Gordon MacLelland (Working with Parents in Sport): Navigating the Parent & Coach Relationship.

The LTAD Network Podcast

Gordon MacLelland set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and as a coach to all age levels from 7 year olds to adults. He has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University. He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 13 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand for the last 16 years.  He is the author of three books, ‘Two Hats’ – a book for parent coaches who are coaching or thinking of coaching their own children,  ‘Great Sports Parenting’ – A pocket guide for parents of children in sport and ‘Engage’ – A coaches guide to building positive relationships with parents. In recent times he has become a parent to two children and the early sporting experiences of his own children prompted him to set up the company as well as write the three books above.  As a speaker he brings a wealth of experience to working with organisations, coaches and parents gathered through 20 years as a teacher and coach as well as a parent currently involved in children’s sport.   In this episode Gordon discusses: His own conflicting emotions as a sport parent early in his son's life.  Making information accessible and applicable for sport parents.  No one trains coaches to engage with parents.  Why parents should inform themselves on child development.  Parental doubts and the fear of missing out (FOMO).  The dual roles of a Parent who is also Coaching.  Managing the Coach/Parent relationship.   You can learn more about the Gordon's work by visiting www.parentsinsport.co.uk  or by following Working with Parents in Sport on Facebook and Twitter via @wwpis .   As always you can keep up to date with Athletic Evolution via our website, Instagram and Twitter.

46mins

19 Feb 2021

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SO1 EP10: Gordon MacLelland

Stoppage Time - The Surrey FA Podcast

Stoppage Time - The Surrey FA Podcast - SO1 EP10: Gordon MacLelland We are joined by the founder of Working with Parents in Sport, Gordon MacLelland. The organisation provide guidance and support for parents and coaches on the best ways to engage and help young people in sport. Gordon founded the company having worked as a teacher and coach for 20 years and the organisation now works with the likes of the England Rugby, England Basketball, The Northern Irish FA and Cricket Scotland to name a few.

20mins

20 Oct 2020

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Globetrottin' ADs - Episode 19 - Gordon MacLelland, Working with Parents in Sports

The Globetrottin' ADs

In episode 19 Nick and Matt are joined by Gordon MacLelland. They talk about having a positive relationship with your athletic parents and what is important for our children as we all come out of this Corona virus time. Gordon is an AD (Director of Sport) and coach who founded Working With Parents in Sport, which supports organizations, parents and coaches in working together to provide children with the best possible sporting experiences. Visit WWPIS on the web at https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/ Or follow them on social media; https://twitter.com/_WWPIS https://www.facebook.com/wwpis/ You can go to the blog post talked about in the episode here; https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/2020/06/10/helping-our-children-navigate-their-return-to-sport/ This and all our episodes are brought to you by Coach Evaluator and Kukri Sports

36mins

19 Jun 2020

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Gordon MacLelland on Working with Parents in Sport

Player Development Project Podcast - Learning Tools for Soccer Coaching

Gordon and Dave dive into a discussion which includes practical advice for parents on how to support their children in sport, how clubs can better engage with parents, how to manage the car ride home and much more.Gordon has vast coaching and teaching experience and this discussion is essential viewing for coaches and clubs looking to better understand parental influence in youth sport.Exclusive offer for Podcast listeners: 30 Days Free Active Membership. Visit www.playerdevelopmentproject.com/podcast

25mins

25 Nov 2019

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