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Enter our competition to win a free place worth Fr. 70.-

Do you ever wonder how you can best support your child in sport? How do you pick them up when they have a bad performance? What do you say when they get cut from the team or, conversely, how do you manage a big ego or bad attitude? How can you help your child get over a lack of confidence or motivate them so he or she can perform at their best? And, importantly, how do you communicate with the coach when you really disagree with something?

To answer these questions and many more, the Inside Game Coaching Network and SportAttitude, in conjunction with their annual education conference for sport coaches (this year focusing on Unlocking Human Potential), is organizing a series of workshops on 1 February 2018 in Lausanne specifically for parents of young athletes.

With an impressive line-up of experts, authors, sport psychologists, and ex-athletes, the half-day series of workshops will aim to answer your questions and provide various tools and strategies so you can help your child achieve their best.

The workshops will be presented in English and French with translations provided where necessary. The cost is Fr. 70.- per person. To register contact the organizer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Workshop schedule, 1 February 2018

12:15-13:15 Lunch (Optional)  
13:15-14:00 Advice for Parents to support your child in sport John O’Sullivan (USA), Author of “Changing the Game”, TEDX speaker,
advisor for sport parents
14:00-14:30 Nutrition and Supplements: Protein, Amino Acids, and
other supplements. Does my
child really need this?
Ella Odman, Nutritionist Genève Servette Hockey Club
14:30-15:00 Early Specialization in Sport: The risks and benefits.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
John O’Sullivan (USA)
Kris Van Der Haegen (Belgium)
Dean Kriellaars (Canada)
Jean Coté (Canada)

Presentation 1: Mindfulness (FRE)


Workshop II: Developing Confidence

Dr. Mattia Piffarett(Swiss/Fre)



Mario Antonelli (Swiss/Eng)

15:30-16:00 Break  


How do I navigate my child’s future?



Win a free place!

competitionbutton1As a special offer to our readers, the Inside Game Coaching Network is offering one free place to the parent workshops. To give yourself a chance of winning this place at this unique event, just fill in this form and let us know the theme of the 2018 conference for sports coaches that will be running in conjunction with the parent workshops.

The competition closes at midnight on Monday, 29 January 2018. The names of all those submitting correct answers will be placed into the digital hat and the winner's name drawn at random on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. The winner will be notified by email and his /her name will be added to this article after the competition closes.

Coaching Leadership Conference

If you are involved in youth sport in any way, perhaps working as a coach, trainer, sports director or sports teacher, then it's not too late to sign up for Inside Game's Coaching Network's Coaching Leadership Conference and Workshop.  Focusing this year on the theme of Unlocking Human Potential, this 2-day event running from 1 to 2 February will teach you how to unlock the potential of your athletes, improve performance and develop a winning team culture!

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Conference attendees will learn research-based, proven approaches to help them take their coaching and leadership skills to a new level. A team of internationally renowned coaches, authors and speakers will be on hand to show participants how to inspire, motivate and empower sports youths so you can develop not just great athletes, but great people too!

Can't make both days? It is possible to choose 1 day only or even half days. Contact the organizer for more information.

Workshops for Parents of Young Athletes
SwissTech Convention Centre
1 February 2018
13h15 to 17h
Click here for more information.

Coaching Leadership Conference & Workshops
SwissTech Convention Centre
1-2 February 2018
Click here to view the flyer.

Contact Cindy Burwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congratulations to Mohira Kurbanova who won a free place to attend the workshops!