4 episodes

Are you living the crazy life of a sports parent?
Ferrying your kids to games and training sessions, packing snacks, cheering from the sideline, there's canteen duty, time keeping, scoring, coaching, and committees? You know the drill. Join fellow sport parents, John and Tiffany Bonasera, for interviews sportspeople, coaches, professionals, and parents on what it takes to be a good sport parent. You'll hear in-depth conversations and different perspectives that'll give you clues - those golden nuggets of information - to help inform the way you sport parent. It's gold for sport parents who are also curious to understand the role of a parent in the life of a superstar athlete, is it talent or hard work that matters most, why do teenagers drop out of sport, what's the impact of eating disorders, and, if there's one piece advice to give to your sport kids, what would it be?

SportsParenthood Tiffany Bonasera

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Are you living the crazy life of a sports parent?
Ferrying your kids to games and training sessions, packing snacks, cheering from the sideline, there's canteen duty, time keeping, scoring, coaching, and committees? You know the drill. Join fellow sport parents, John and Tiffany Bonasera, for interviews sportspeople, coaches, professionals, and parents on what it takes to be a good sport parent. You'll hear in-depth conversations and different perspectives that'll give you clues - those golden nuggets of information - to help inform the way you sport parent. It's gold for sport parents who are also curious to understand the role of a parent in the life of a superstar athlete, is it talent or hard work that matters most, why do teenagers drop out of sport, what's the impact of eating disorders, and, if there's one piece advice to give to your sport kids, what would it be?

    Part 2: Star athletes Tom, Jake and Ben Trbojevic on chasing childhood sporting dreams

    Part 2: Star athletes Tom, Jake and Ben Trbojevic on chasing childhood sporting dreams

    Following on from last week's episode (part 1) with #sportsparents Melissa and John Trbojevic, this week, we speak with three of their four sons, Tom, Jake and Ben Trbojevic, for the other side of the story. If you're a #rugbyleague fan, the Trbojevic brothers need no introduction. Currently, Tom and Jake are superstars in the #sport, playing in the #NRL for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, NSW Blues and Australia. Younger sibling, Ben, 18, is following hot on their heels, signed last year in the Sea Eagles' full-time squad. While they've all got talent (including brother, Luke, who's carved his own successful path), something else makes them extraordinary - that elusive combination of "killer instinct and kindness". In this interview, you'll hear their perspectives on the role of their parents in their #sporting careers, funny family insights, and chasing childhood sporting dreams.

    • 30 min
    Part 1: Sports parents Melissa and John Trbojevic must be doing something right

    Part 1: Sports parents Melissa and John Trbojevic must be doing something right

    Jake and Tom Trbojevic, along with brothers Ben and Luke, have kicked some big goals in sport - and supporting them every step of the way are their parents, John and Melissa. In this episode of SportsParenthood, this proud and humble mum and dad reflect on Tom's backyard cricket antics, Jake's short-lived soccer career, the influence of their local footy club, The Mona Vale Raiders, on all four boys - and their most "surreal" moment as sports parents. In no mean feat, Tom and Jake currently play in NRL for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, have represented the NSW Blues in the State of Origin and worn the green and gold for Australia. Even if you're not a rugby league fan, you'll love hearing what John and Melissa have to say about #sportsparenthood, including thoughtful advice for fellow sport parents, and the one thing John wished he'd never said to Jake.

    • 24 min
    Tracey Menzies-Stegbauer on why it's okay to let kids fail (and other interesting insights)

    Tracey Menzies-Stegbauer on why it's okay to let kids fail (and other interesting insights)

    In the first episode of SportsParenthood, decorated swimming coach, Tracey Menzies-Stegbauer, known for coaching five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe and current head swimming coach for the Rackley Swim Team at the Parkinson Aquatic Centre in Brisbane, talks to John and Tiffany about the traits shared by champion athletes. Her captivating insights cover how to measure a young athlete's performance, the sweet spot for training loads, and what NOT to do before your kid's game or race. In her trademark honestly, Tracey opens up about THAT 400 metre freestyle event at the 2004 Athens Olympics, following the false-start controversy that attracted the intense media spotlight around the world. Raising her own sports kids, Tracey reveals the blurred lines of being their coach and parent. This is a must-listen interview, if you're a sports parent looking to hear Tracey's compelling story and get some clues on what you can do as you navigate #sportsparenthood.

    • 39 min
    Trailer: SportsParenthood

    Trailer: SportsParenthood

    SportsParenthood is a podcast for rookie sports parents. Join your hosts and fellow sports parents, John and Tiffany Bonasera, for in-depth conversations with sportspeople, coaches and professionals on what it takes to be a better sports parent. You'll hear different perspectives that'll give you clues - those golden nuggets of information - to help inform the way you sports parent. And, if there's one piece advice to give to your sport kids, what would it be?

    • 2 min

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