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How Parents Can Deal With A Win-At-All-Cost Coach

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Kelly Kratz (@kellymkratz) is a Positive Coaching Alliance Lead Trainer, administering workshops for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders since 2009. She brings a wealth of experience to PCA as a former Division-1 field hockey and lacrosse player at St. Joseph's University, former college and high school basketball coach, and high school lacrosse coach. Kelly also has a Master's degree in Guidance & Counseling and is a proud sports parent of four daughters.

In this video, Kratz explains that when kids are forced to play for a coach that is intense and takes a win-at-all-cost approach, they begin to lose their love for the sport. In these situations, it is a parent's duty to encourage their kid to identify the teachable moments and help them find the strength to keep loving the sport. Help your child see beyond that one coach, and focus on the life lessons from the experience.