I am passionate about children in sport and in addition of taking action photos of junior sport, I have created two programs:
"Yellow for Yelling & “Off the Pitch with Active”
These programs are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by sharing recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialized educators.
Ken Willner Founder
What are leaders saying?
Gordon MacLelland, CEO Working With Parents in Sport
"We are delighted to be bringing our resource to South Australia. We are supporting the “Yellow for Yelling” campaign and wanting to improve touchline behaviour as well as many other areas in supporting parents in the complexities of children's sport."
Michael Matricciani, High Performance Coach Australian College of Sport, Head coach Adelaide City NPL. Yellow for Yelling Ambasador
"Local sporting organisations are the perfect environment for young people to be active, stay discipline within a team and most importantly learn social skills. Kids love sport, but one of the highest reasons for kids leaving the game is, adults. Yellow for Yelling is a great program designed to educate parents in sport and allow kids to enjoy, have fun and play free."
John O'Sullivan, Founder Changing the Game Project, Host on Way of Champions, Author of 3 books & TEDx & International Speaker
"Thank you for your hard work on behalf of kids. It is probably a kid out there who you won’t meet who are thankful because you yellow carded their dad."
Trevor Ragan, Founder TrainUgly, Twice TEDx speaker on Fear and Learning
"I truly believe sports can be a great teacher for people of all ages and anything to help create a better environment to love the game and enjoy playing, I support. I really believe this program (Yellow for Yelling) can help to make sport just a little bit better for everybody."
Thanks! Diego Pellegrini for making the move to become the first Yellow for Yelling card sponsor.
The Yellow for Yelling card is a critical, disruptive component. It connects parents with helpful information from professionals how to best support their children in sport while watching them in action.
Do you want to become a sponsor and help influence the environment for children in sport so they don't leave? Just contact Active Illustrated and ask for a Media Kit.
It's not just a Pocket Guide
It includes a program written by Nino Severino, the former British No 1 Tennis coach and member of Team GB 2012 Olympic Tennis coaching team
Looking for ideas on how you can support your child better?
This pocket guide by Gordon MacLelland is written for YOU
You do want your child to enjoy and if possible, excel at sport, but you don't want to be one of "those" parents. The one that other parents avoid on the sideline. The one that is an embarrassment for their child and for themselves.
You want to be supportive, encouraging and the type of parent whose child runs to you joyfully at the end of the match, regardless of the result.
The Do's & Don'ts in this book just might help you be the sporting parent you want to be.