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Chris Vonderkall is the Vice President of the U.S. Kids Golf Tournament Players Association (@USKidsGolfFDN). U.S. Kids Golf, a PCA National Partner, aims to help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf and encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories.

Vonderkall talks about how important it is for coaches to keep parents involved, rather than push them away entirely. This creates a positive environment where the child is supported by both the coach and his or her parent while the parent does not feel alienated from the experience. This makes playing sports much more enjoyable and helps get young athletes excited about playing them, as parents find it easier to support their kid when the coaches actively seek parent involvement.