University of Toronto seeks Athletes and their Parents for Athlete Parent Communication Study

University of Toronto

Dear parents, coaches, and administrators,

Researchers at the university of Toronto are currently recruiting youth athletes and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to participate in a research study that focuses on parent-athlete communication. More specifically, the purpose of this research is to examine the interactions between athletes and their parent(s)/guardian(s) during the car ride before and after sport practices and competitions.

Participation is open to parents and athletes within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Male and female athletes between 12-16 years of age, from any sport, any level are eligible to participate in the study. The information collected from parents and athletes is confidential and participation is completely voluntary. Parental consent is required for athletes to participate. Each participant will receive a $20 SportChek gift card for participating in the study ($40 per parent-child pair). Each dyad (one parent, one athlete) will be given a GoPro camera to record themselves in the car ride to and from sport practices and competitions. Parents and athletes will decide when and how to record their conversations and have the opportunity to delete videos or withdraw from the study at any time.

If you are willing to help, please contact Sina Azimi at

Thank you!

Sina Azimi PhD Student, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Research Assistant, Sport and Performance Psychology Laboratory