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Parents play the most crucial role in an athlete's journey, even Olympic medalists think so...
Keely's Take on Parental Support...
``I wouldn't be where I am without the support my parents give me...They've fed me with belief and have spent the last 8 years driving me up and down the country to meets and training to help me turn my dreams into a reality! It's important they get support too so they know how important they are in our journeys and can continue to help us along the way, theathleteplace offers exactly that."
Olympic 800m Silver Medalist, Diamond League Final Winner & Current World #1
(Image by Martin Rickett)
What is theathleteplace?
Every professional athlete's first sponsor was their parents…
That's why we truly believe parental support is the missing piece to the athlete support jigsaw.
We're like Mumsnet, but for athletics parents!
We're here so you can help your child be happier and more successful both on and off the track... whilst also making your involvement more enjoyable!
WHY WE STARTED...
Hey! We're Joe & Caroline Fuggle, the Mother and Son team with a shared passion for helping others in athletics!
Parents of athletes can often feel like they're playing a guessing game with regards to supporting their athlete children.
To help you avoid making the same mistakes we did, we've created The Parent Hub where we make the most of the very many contacts we have within the sport to benefit you and your athletes.
We'll see you in there!
A bit about The Parent Hub...
New content and guidance is continually added!
I felt like I was doing it all on my own
Parents often feel that parenting athletes can be a long and sometimes lonely journey, with scenarios where they felt out of their depth and a bit of moral support or advice from someone in the know would have made all the difference.
And that's why we've created `The Parent Hub`...
The Parent Hub offers:
And So Much More!
Parents also see the benefits of a platform made just for them...
Mum of Ben Higgins, GB 400m athlete,
says this about The Parent Hub:
On Demand Parent Content
(This content, and much more, will be released to members very soon!)
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD EMOTIONALLY FT. SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST
It's a well known fact that supporting your child emotionally is an uphill struggle at times. That's why we want to hit the ground running and tackle this ASAP!
OLYMPIC ATHLETE Q&A
When our athletes are younger they want nothing more than to be like their heroes. We're offering our members a LIVE Q&A with an Olympic athlete, so you and your athlete's can hang out with them, ask questions and learn from the best!
EATING DISORDERS IN ATHLETICS
We feel very passionately about this topic. In this content we'll be joined by athletes who've experienced EDs first hand. Discussing how they dealt with them, their guidance for support and prevention and much more.
Knowing what your athlete needs can be difficult.
But don't worry, our handbook of endless athletics paraphernalia, from kit to choosing a university, has you covered.
Check out our recent written content:
The National Schools Championships: Stepping Onto The Big Stage
What is The Parent Hub?
Realising that there was nothing out there for parents, we decided to create an information and support platform designed specifically for the parents of athletics and running athletes… it’s called The Parent Hub.
As a prominent member of your athletics club, we are sure you take great delight in seeing your young athletes enjoying the sport and, of course, succeeding! But we're pretty sure you also experience frustration when these talented athletes’ do…
Young athletes: Should they specialise or generalise?
Arriving at their local athletics club for the first time with their young, would-be athlete, parents can often be heard saying things like “my child’s a sprinter”, “my child’s a distance runner”, “my child’s a high jumper”, etc. But, how can you know that if they've not had a chance to try something else? And how much of this certainty comes merely off the back of a school sports day win, or worse still, the parent’s own preference for an event?
Using ourselves as an example of how disastrous …
What Are People Saying?
“I've got to give you guys your flowers, what you and your Mum are creating is ahead of its time, and it's the right thing at the right time!”
Athlete, Entrepreneur and Speaker
“I think the support of such a platform would have been so fab, also when its all new to you just having this kind of info and checklists for kit and to know that other parents are having the same trials and tribulations as yourself would just have been so comforting and reassuring!
The community this will create for athlete parents is going to be awesome! Well done guys”
Parent to UK Indoor 400m Champion
“Parents really are the unsung heroes of the athletics world... I don't know where I would be without them.”
International Athlete & Scottish 60m & 100m Record Holder
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