What Steve Kerr Wants From Sports Parents
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Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) is the Golden State Warriors Head Coach and a PCA National Advisory Board Member. Kerr is a five-time NBA champion and former General Manager of the Phoenix Suns. He entered the NBA as a second-round selection by the Suns (50th overall) in 1988. He played for six teams during his 15-year tenure (Phoenix, Cleveland, Orlando, Chicago, San Antonio and Portland). He was a part of NBA championship teams in Chicago in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and then won two more rings with the Spurs in 1999 and 2003.
Coach Kerr explains that the best technique for a coach when dealing with parents is to have a pre-season meeting and simply, explain your philosophy and standards. Kerr then states that when he was younger he often performed better because his parents would come to his games and be supportive no matter the situation or the outcome. Kerr offer a piece of advice for youth sports parents, "I would like to see more parents just let their kids develop and figure it out on their own, it is a much better way to learn".