Posted 05/08/2020 in Category 1 by John Couture

10 Phrases that All Athletes Need to Hear from Parents

10 Phrases that All Athletes Need to Hear from Parents


John Couture


As a parent, we often wonder what is the best thing to say to our child on the car rides to and from practice and games.


1.    Tell me about it!

  •  Them, not you.  Let them speak- whatever is important to them will be discussed.


2.    Tell me about your dreams!

  • Let them dream big and set goals- from their own minds


3.    I love to watch you play!

  •  Simply enjoy the game- don’t keep score.


4.    I believe in you!

  • Confidence in them will go a long way with their confidence in themselves.


5.    I am proud of you!

  • They should know that you are proud of them, not their stats.


6.    You got this!

  • Pushing their adversity is a strength for all athletes.


7.    Well done!

  • Celebrate small victories.  Helping them see small victories that are not in the stat sheet will give them a sense of achievement.


8.    I am sorry.

  • Recognizing your child’s feelings is acceptable.   Support and show them love.


9.    How can I help?

  • Ask them what you can do to help, but let them take the lead.


10.    You are making great progress!

  • When accomplishments are achieved, acknowledge them.



Parent support is the fuel for champions.



Posted By

John Couture

Show Phone Number
View Listing

Sport Psychology Support
Member since 04/19/2020

Contact Member