3-Pillar Program

The Yellow for Yelling program is organised into three interrelated pillars.

Together, the three pillars form an integrating framework of disciplinary knowledge and focus on developing young people’s intrinsic motivation, resilience, mental health, humility, courage & commitment.

The 3 pillars are;


  • WWPIS: Engage Coaches & Great Sporting Parents

  • Mindfulness Accountability Program

  • Game Play Learn

Meet the whole collaborator team

Scientific to the core

The core of the Engage for Coaches and Great Sporting Parent seminars and workshops are provided under License from Working with Parents in Sport (WWPIS).

The information has been developed by Gordon MacLelland (CEO WWPIS), BA/Hons Sports Science and PGCE for coaches and parents of children in sport.


Psychological Underpinning

Reed Maltbie, have 30 years of experience as an educator/coach with Masters’ degrees in both Sport Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Reed offers a wealth of practical and science-based experience to help coaches lead athletes to excel in sports and beyond.

Coach Reed is valued collaborator to the Yellow for Yelling program.


Practical Experience

Joey Peters, a former Matilda player who represented Australia in 3 World Cups and one Olympic Games, is also the founder of GPL.

After retiring from Playing Professional Football in 2009, Joey has continued her passion for Sport in the coaching space with experience in Grassroots to Professional Learning Environments attaining C, B and A, Advanced Coaching Licenses through Asia (AFC) and Australian (FFA). Peters has now developed her own Coaching Methodology GAME PLAY, LEARN which ‘Hides Learning In FUN’ and provides dynamic, motivating learning environments to Inspire and Nurture Potential.

GPL is one of the pillars completing the Yellow for Yelling program.


Program outcomes

By working with coaches, parents and young people simultaneously, the program influences how each person feels, thinks and behaves:

  • Coaches work more effectively with parents and have strategies that they can use in order to feel more comfortable in engaging and embracing the parents whilst being supported by their organization.
  • Coaches will experience how they feel more valued and satisfied when they think about how players enjoy and learn during practice and games because the behaviours they see from players and parents are high levels of enthusiasm and positive feedback.
  • Parents feel empowered by wider culture and behavior of coaches to work effectively together in the best interest of their child. A greater understanding of their role as a sporting parent.
  • Parents will experience how they feel happy and relaxed when they think about their child and the team playing to the best of their ability because they see and hear positive support and enjoyment from players, the coach and other parents.
  • Young people will experience how they feel supported and encouraged when they think about teamwork and trying hard with a positive attitude because they see and hear their play applauded and their effort celebrated.
  • Nurturing Potential’ each individual is being given opportunities to explore their own unique potential.
  • Participants for life’ Nurturing the love of Play for a lifetime
  • Everyone can Play’ Inclusive and providing Play opportunities for all.

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Starter Pack & Premium Membership


Gordon MacLelland’ is the author of “Sporting Parents Do’s & Don'ts”. A special edition of this 50-page Pocket Guide (scroll down for details) are available for purchase through Active Illustrated.

The purchase of this great pocket book for parents will also provide access to the Premium Members area of the Working With Parents In Sport website.


This exclusive material in the membership area has been written especially for sporting parents by Nino Severino, the former British No 1 Tennis coach and member of Team GB 2012 Olympic Tennis coaching team. It covers many specialist areas including nutrition, strength and conditioning, mindset and injury prevention to name just a few and has been specifically written to help support parents and athlete.
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Yellow for Yelling


This is to help families with recommendations from professionals to accelerate their children’s development in sport and build confidence.

Research shows that 3 out of 4 children quit sports in adolescence. These blogs provide a different approach on how the youth sports environment can improve.

If you are like me and don’t have a degree in teaching, you will learn too.

What are you waiting for?

Off the Pitch with Active


Also available on iTune, this Podcast Series features International Speakers, TEDx Presenters, Sport Scientists, Teachers, Coaches and Parents.

Key topic: Parenting/Coaching children in Sport.

Easy way of getting great information from specialists while driving, cleaning or exercising.



Recommended videos


Some of us are visual learners, so we have put together some great videos made by specialists in their field of Sport Science, Neuroscience, Teaching and other areas related to youth sport and learning.

It answers questions such as;

  • Why kid's play and why they quit?
  • How do we learn?
  • What can we parents do?


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photo: Two parents playing Jenga to illustrated some great points on how children feel when parents yell instructions.

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This 50 page 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 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.