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Questions for the car journey home

Updated: May 24

Worst memory of sport as a youngster? High successful college athletes in the USA answered: ‘The Car Journey Home.’ Young people, like us all, need space and time. The car journey home is often when players just want to totally zone out on the result, whether a win or a loss but a too invasive conversation can be confidence crushing.


The Coaching Lab has put together a load of conversation starters to support parents in asking questions that support players to reflect on action and support their future decisions.


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Promoting attributes...


Stay curious, listen well and you may just learn a thing or two from your sporting children.

The concept of Reflection MatchPlay Cards create conversation yet allow the conversation to be player-lead and parent guided.


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