“Off the Pitch with Active”

These podcast episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.

#019 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Janis Meredith of Raising Champion Families, author of the book “11 habits of happy & Positive Sports parents” and several other books

Janis is a family coach for all families and has extensive experience coaching families with children who play sports. She was a coach’s wife for 29 years, a sports mom for 21 years, and is now a mom to two coaches, and a mother-in-law to one. She loves to see families thrive through all their seasons, in and out of youth sports.

You can learn a lot more on Janis website www.rcfamilies.com

Overview of our conversation

0:00   Introduction to the show & Janis Meredith

5:00   Started being involved in youth sport at the beginning of her marriage. This led to family coaching.

9:28   Kids leaving sport as they feel a lot of pressure. They also find easier, more fun alternative activities in a digital culture.

14:30 We are raising champion human beings, not just athletes.

18:00 Frustrations in youth sport-how it changes from just fun at early ages to high expectations as they grow older.

28:15 How serious should parents take their children’s sport?

35:00 How do parents navigate through so many challenges in sport including politics?

43:55 In closing- experiences, trophy’s, technical skills & life skills what do you want for your child?


To follow or contact Janis Meredith

Facebook @sportsparenting

Twitter Handle: @rcfamilies

Web: www.rcfamilies.com