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Managing Parents And Their Expectations

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Kyle McIntyre is a 2016 national winner of PCA's Double-Goal Coach® Award Presented by TeamSnap for his work with Next Level Basketball Club in Sunnyvale, CA.

One way McIntyre manages parents is by inviting them into the post-game huddle. This way everyone is on the same page about what went well and what needs work, which in turn helps them stay involved.

With McIntyre's club, there are expectations about recruiting and scholarships to play in college. He has to actively manage these expectations, and much of that comes down to educating parents on the likelihood of getting a coveted basketball scholarship and other options available.