Many of us are feeling emotional right now. For sports parents, we’re in a situation where everything seems to be cancelled. Left, right and centre. Not everyone is affected by this, of course, but for those of us who are, it’s heartbreaking to see our kids forced to take time out of organised sport due to COVID-19.
Is the disruption as bad on our child and adolescent athletes as it seems? Will the forced break have long-lasting implications? What, if any, are the silver linings?
Since the early 2000s, our guest, performance psychologist, Rob Brown, worked extensively across all major codes in Australia, including the National Rugby League, the A-League and Rugby Australia, and is currently engaged with Football Australia at a national teams level.
If you’re worried about your sports kids, this conversation is wonderfully reassuring, while respecting it’s not without its challenges.
EPISODE PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2021