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Coaches Can Set The Tone For The Season With A Parent-Only Potluck

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Suzie Hoyt, a 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner, is a swim coach at Glastonbury High School (@GburyAthletics) in Glastonbury, CT. Suzie reinforces her values—and those she imparts to her athletes—with a motto she keeps on her office door written in Latin for “I will find a way or make one.”

On April 22, 2017, four national winners of PCA's Double-Goal Coach award—including Suzie Hoyt—took the stage at the 16th annual National Youth Sports Awards for a winners panel with FOX Sports' Steve Lavin. A Double-Goal Coach strives to win while teaching life lessons to youth in sports.

In this clip, Hoyt shares how she sets the tone with parents every season: with a parent-only potluck. Coaches often look for strategies to get on the same page with the parents of athletes, and this strategy used by Hoyt can be extremely helpful in that effort. Parents not only get to know one another, but they get to know the coach and further understand the sport. In this meeting, coaches can set expectations, as Hoyt does in her own pre-season parent potluck, that a parents main role is to be a cheerleader on the sideline and let the coach do the job of coaching.

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