Here is What You'll Learn
Rowing and School
We'll look at simple strategies to cope with demands of education and a high training load sport like rowing.
Avoiding Burnout and Over Commitment
What are the signs of an athlete that is overdoing it? How can we avoid over-committing and burnout?
We'll consider simple ideas for encouraging your young athlete to plan ahead and also the importance of communication and asking for help when necessary.
Screen time and Social Media
How much time do teens spend online? And is it all bad for them? We consider the research and look at some simple strategies to make it work for the whole family.
The Importance of Sleep
How much sleep do teenagers need? And what's a practical strategy to attain this? We'll consider the research and data around sleep to assess its importance in your young athlete's life.
Eating for Wellbeing
Quality of nutrition will have a huge effect on mood, focus and concentration as well as athletic performance. We'll look at some basic principles and discover some useful resources.
About Eira Parry
Eira worked as a coach for British Rowing for 8 years, her remit was to find new Olympians. In this role she worked with athletes from age 13 up to 30, taking them from their very first outing in a boat, through to making it on to national teams. Many of Eira's former athletes went on to win European, World and Olympic titles.
As part of her coaching role, Eira developed relationships with athletes' families, particularly their parents. And although she was all too aware of the importance of the parents' role in a young athlete's development, as a busy coach there wasn't always the time to prioritise their needs.
And thus High Performance Parenting was born. Working with individuals, clubs, schools, governing bodies and corporate networks, HPP offers a support service for parents of young athletes involved in any sport at any level. HPP runs workshops and webinars looking at subjects such as nutrition, anti-doping, sport / life balance and dealing with the inevitable ups and downs that come with an involvement in sport.
Eira is passionate that the journey through sport should be positive and offer opportunities for growth and learning, for athletes, coaches and parents alike.