We are pleased to announce the publication of our guide to coaching children with ADHD in sports.
Participating in sport is brilliant for kids with ADHD. It builds social and teamwork skills and resillience, and physical exercise is really helpful in reducing ADHD symptoms and improving the quality of kids' sleep. Many children with ADHD are excellent athletes and some go on to sporting glory - just think about people like Louis Smith and Michael Phlelps.
However, children with ADHD can sometimes find themselves excluded from participation in sports because of their behaviour. But when coaches understand a bit about ADHD and how best to motivate and work with kids with ADHD, this situation can be transformed.
The 8 page guide has been developed by our parent group in collaboration with the coaches at Drumchapel United FC. Many members of the group tested out the draft versions and provided feedback on them.
Parents / carers can either download the guide here and print it at home, or printed copies are available at our group meetings or from other groups which are members of the Scottish ADHD Coalition. The idea is to fill in the section at the back in discussion with your child and their coach and then leave the booklet with the coach to assist them.
We would really appreciate any feedback you have on the guide. Have you used it? Was it useful? How could it be improved in future editions? Please tell us by completing the short form opposite.
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Funding for the design and printing of the guide was made possible through a grant from Tesco Bags of Help fund.
With thanks to Leigh Buchill for graphic design, the coaching team at Drumchapel United FC and all who played a part in getting the booklet to publication.