Professional and amateur elite athletes competing at the highest level can find themselves under enormous pressure, often struggling to balance family life alongside training and playing commitments. Financial pressures, injury setbacks and inconsistent performance can all create anxiety and stress.
Having an impartial and confidential critical friend to offload to, who will really listen, can be a vital asset.
Working regularly with a personal Coach-Mentor can help an elite or professional athlete find a healthy balance and actually improve performance both on the sports pitch and at home.
Young, elite athletes involved in high-performance settings such as professional academies or competing at county, national and international level can find themselves under enormous pressure, struggling to balance school, friendships and their sporting commitments.
Working regularly with a mentor who understands the demands of sport as well as education, can help a young athlete find a healthy balance and actually improve performance both on the sports pitch and in school.
Parents of elite athletes can find themselves under enormous pressure, committing huge amounts of time, emotion and energy to their children's pursuit of sporting excellence. This can add pressure in the family home, taking its toll on relationships between couples and siblings.
There can be additional pressures of financial burdens and other sacrifices, especially the constant obligation to put others' needs first. This can be damaging to health and mental health. Working regularly with a mentor who understands the demands of sport, parenting and education, can help parents of a young athlete find a healthy balance and improve their support of the entire household.