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Interviews

Hear how the parents of professional and elite athletes handled the ride home.

The Olynyks

Ken and Arlene Olynyk

Ken and Arlene Olynyk are the parents of Kelly, Jesse and Maya. Kelly plays in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Maya plays U Sports basketball for the Saskatchewan Huskies and Jesse played rugby for the University of Victoria and the province of British Columbia.

True Sport talks with The Olynyks
Jan Scott

Jan Scott

Jan is the mother of Beckie Scott, Olympic Champion. Beckie’s bronze at the 2002 Games became silver, and finally gold, when it was revealed the two racers who beat her had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

True Sport talks with Jan Scott
Keith Wilkinson

Keith Wilkinson

Keith is the father of Rhian Wilkinson, fullback on the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team. She is a CONCACAF Champion (2010), 2X Olympic Games Medalist and Norway Toppserien Winner (2012).

True Sport talks with Keith Wilkinson
Rosemary Brydon

Rosemary Brydon

Rosemary is the mother of Emily Brydon, former Canadian alpine skier. Now retired, Emily is a three-time Olympian who competed for Canada at Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010.

True Sport talks with Rosemary Brydon

Tips

Dr. Penny Werthner answers commonly asked questions to help you have a better ride home.

An Olympian herself, Penny has spent more than 30 years in sport and psychology. Having consulted multiple Olympic teams to publishing peer-reviewed papers, she is an extremely influential name in Canadian sports psychology.

 

Talking to my child on the ride home
If my child has a bad game?
If my child isn't trying hard?

Resources

Studies, stats, and articles to help you have a better ride home.

Steve Nash's Dad

Steve Nash’s dad on kids in sport

John Nash talks about the ride home with Steve. Says variety and encouragement are the keys to keeping kids in sports.

By Jim Grove, Active For Life

True Sport Tips for Parents

True Sport Tips for Parents

A wallet sized reminder of how to be a True Sport parent.

By True Sport

The key to making your kids a star athlete: back off

The key to making your kids a star athlete: back off

Parents, lay off the pressure and just encourage your little athletes to play.

By Ted Spiker, TIME

3 ways to help your child build mental strength through sports

3 ways to help your child build mental strength through sports

Dr. Mara Smith, renowned sports psychologist, gives three tips to help your child understand and build their mental strength through sports.

By Mark Goldberg

5 ways for sports parents to set a good example

5 ways for sports parents to set a good example

Set a good example and teach sportsmanship with these 5 things to remember.

By Shane Murphy, PhD

A letter to parents from a coach

A letter to parents from a coach

See what one coach has to say the parents on the sidelines.

By Hornets Technical Committee