Supporting Youth Athletes During Covid-19: Advice for Parents and Guardians: Supporting Youth Athletes During Covid-19

Moira Lafferty, Gavin Breslin, Darren Britton, Joanne Butt, Ruth Lowry, Robert Morris, Jamie Barker, Matt Slater, Martin Eubank

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Abstract

This document aims to provide psychological guidance for parents
and guardians of youth athletes during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Since lockdown (on 23 March 2020), and the subsequent emergence from lockdown in the United Kingdom
(UK), youth athletes have been forced to significantly change their training, with the cancellation of formal training sessions and reintegration with social distancing. Throughout this time
competitive sport was suspended, and in this transition phase, it is
still unclear when all competitions will commence. These changes for some can lead to feelings of anxiety, frustration, and uncertainty. We offer psychological guidance to help parents
and guardians maintain their own wellbeing, and support their children in their return to competitive sport. Three key priorities have been identified as critical for supporting youth athletes
in managing the Covid-19 transition. These include 1. Self-management for parents and guardians 2. Navigating uncertainty
3. Motivation and goal setting. This article provides details on how to support young people in sport and is part of a series of articles published with the British Psychological Society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeicester England
PublisherBritish Psychological Society
Commissioning bodyBritish Psychological Society
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2020

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    Lafferty, M., Breslin, G., Britton, D., Butt, J., Lowry, R., Morris, R., Barker, J., Slater, M., & Eubank, M. (2020). Supporting Youth Athletes During Covid-19: Advice for Parents and Guardians: Supporting Youth Athletes During Covid-19. British Psychological Society.