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The Joy Of Just Being "Dad" On The Sidelines

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Nigel Burton (@CoachNBurton) is a football commentator for the Pac-12 Network, host of Rip City Mornings with Dan & NIgel, and the former head coach for the Portland State Vikings college football team from 2010-2014. Burton's first coaching job was as a defensive assistant for South Florida in 2000. From 2001 to 2002, he coached defensive backs at Portland State, and then from 2003 to 2007, coached the secondary at Oregon State.

It should be common knowledge by now that pushing your kids too hard tends to drive kids away from sports. In this video, Nigel Burton shares that although there is some urge to push your kid on the sidelines, the most enjoyable part of being a sports parent is just being on the sidelines as "Dad" enjoying his kids play, rather than a coach scrutinizing the every move of his kids.