The Coach As A Positive Partner
Establish a positive relationship with your child's coach with these recommended approaches.
Tips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership
Follow these guidelines for a positive relationship with your child's coach. También en español.
Winning is important, but it's more important to help kids learn life lessons because trophies collect dust.
Lavoi explores the lack of gender balance in the youth coaching ranks and why more mothers need to coach youth
Praising ineffective or absent effort is the same thing as telling kids "I don't expect you to improve."
Coaches Can Set The Tone For The Season With A Parent-Only Potluck
In this meeting, coaches can set expectations, as Hoyt does in her own pre-season parent potluck.
Don't Make Your Kids Learning Process Harder Than It Already Is
When parents shout instructions from the stands, it makes life more difficult for the kid, not easier for them
Parents Intervening When Coaches Act Inappropriately In Front Of Kids
If a coach ignores pitch count or playing time rules, he is willing to win at the cost of his players
The Bulldozer Parent Who Protects Their Kid From Life Lessons
Bulldozer parents push problems out of their kids way, which means kids can't learn to cope with struggle.
Why A Positive Culture Matters When Coaches Come And Go
Assess the current culture as if you were a brand new family entering the program for the first time.
Silence On The Sidelines Lets Kids Learn And Coaches Coach
PCA National Advisory Board Member Alexi Lalas describes his experience and findings as a sports parent.
Coach Ignores My Kid – What Should I Do?
While it won’t be easy, you have an opportunity to teach your son a challenging skill he will surely need.
How Coaches And Leaders Can Best Involve Youth Sports Parents
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently