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Coaching Your Own Child

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Coaching your own child in youth sports can be one of the most rewarding experiences possible for the parent-coach and his or her child. However, there are many potential challenges that can strain the parent-child relationship and relationships with teammates and other players' parents.

Specific sections in this article address parents discussing the possibility of coaching with their own children, avoiding favoritism (and the flip side of being too hard on your child in the name of appearing not to play favorites), what to discuss (and what not to) once you are coaching your own child, and how assistant coaches can help.

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