A Coach’s Guide To ADHD

This is a guide to coaching children with ADHD. Not all children with ADHD have a diagnosis,
and the good news is that the tips and strategies in this guide will be helpful when coaching
any very active, impulsive and distractible child – whether they have a formal diagnosis of
ADHD or not. It’s been written with sports coaches in mind, but we hope it may also be
useful to youth leaders, scout and guide leaders, PE teachers and anyone else who works
with children and young people.
At the back page of this guide is a form which is designed to be completed by the child’s
parent or carer, in discussion with the coach and the child themselves, to open a
conversation about what will help the child to get the most from the coaching experience.

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