I·SPARC and Pacific Sport Vancouver Island are pleased to present this free webinar for coaches led by Geoff Hackett. Parents and coaches are invited to join this free webinar, Looking forward: strategies for parents to support their athletes, led by Geoff Hackett.

Date: May 5, 2021

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/looking-forward-strategies-for-parents-to-support-their-athletes-registration-151087939093

This past year has been an incredibly difficult year to manage with global pandemic. Indigenous athletes and their families have had to deal with the heartbreak and disappointment of the postponement of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), other cancellations in their competition schedule. The focus now is on supporting these athletes as they transition to return to sport and other avenues in their sport careers.

This free webinar discusses the role of parents in supporting the mental fitness of their developing athletes from the fall out of the COVID-19 impact on NAIG and other competitions. Mental Performance Consulltant, Geoff Hackett, will explore coping with disappointment, understanding the human response to grief, making sense of the emotions we feel around the situation, the role of the parent in supporting your child in their sport, as well as strategies to support your child with future sport opportunities.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Strategies to support your child/youth in sport
  • How to help athletes cope with disappointment
  • Understanding human grief

About Geoff Hackett

Geoff Hackett, is a mental performance consultant (MPC) at PacificSport Vancouver Island (PSVI). Geoff works with athletes, coaches and parents on providing mental skills to reach their potential in their sport. In addition to his role at PSVI, he is works as an MPC with the Canadian Sport Institute and Team BC. He is a Professional Member in the Canadian Sport Psychology Association.