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Tips For A Healthy Parent/Coach Relationship

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Chris Rotelli (@ChrisRotelli), Director of ADVNC, is one of the most accomplished lacrosse players of all time. Chris was a 3X NCAA All American, 2X First team All American, USILA Midfielder of the Year, 4X MLL All Star, 3X All ACC, ACC Player of the Year, and a 3X High School All American. In 2003 he led University of Virginia to an NCAA Championship, and was honored as the ACC Male Athlete of the Year, and the Tewaaraton Award, given to the nations most outstanding lacrosse player. With over 15 years of coaching experience, Rotelli’s goal is to help young players achieve their dreams.

In this video, Rotelli talks about the key elements to building a strong and healthy relationship between a parent and a coach: communication, honesty, and trust. He urges for parents and coaches to have an honest and trusting relationship with each other, so that the parents can let go and allow their kids to develop their own experience. He further encourages kids to be taught by others who are not their parents so they have the opportunity to "fly on their own."