The parents support the career development of male basketball athletes

Abstract

The study found if the support from the professional athletes parents is different for the athletes of the category under-19 years of Minas Gerais during the category of base. This support was compared also according to developmental stages. It was also considered the opinion of the coaches of the category under-19 of MG about this topic. Participated in the research professional athletes and players of the category under-19 of MG, in addition to coaches of MG. The parents have financed the career of the children in both groups, however few attended the games and trainings. Parents of athletes of MG prefer that the children leave the sport to study or work, whereas in their opinion the profession of basketball player often is not a viable path.

KEYWORDS
Basketball; Parents-sons relations; Sports; Training

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