The Coach As A Positive Partner
Establish a positive relationship with your child's coach with these recommended approaches.
The Second-Goal Parent
A Second-Goal Parent focuses relentlessly on the Big Picture – helping their child be successful.
Self-compassion and remembering that failure is part of being human helps people persist and be resilient.
Steve Kerr's only coaching experience before coaching the Warriors was when he coached his son's youth team.
Kids often need a guiding force in their life, even outside of sports, and coaches can help provide that.
Tips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership
Follow these guidelines for a positive relationship with your child's coach. También en español.
A Message To Parents: Why It Bothers Me That You Coach From The Stands
Klinzing argues that everyone would be better off (parents too!) if parents avoided coaching from the stands.
The Joy Of Just Being "Dad" On The Sidelines
It should be common knowledge by now that pushing your kids too hard tends to drive kids away from sports.
Sports Parents Need To Address Kids Needs, Not The Other Way Around
Parents need to be ok letting go and letting it be the kids experience, rather than it be their own.
Coaches Can Set The Tone For The Season With A Parent-Only Potluck
In this meeting, coaches can set expectations, as Hoyt does in her own pre-season parent potluck.
Don't Make Your Kids Learning Process Harder Than It Already Is
When parents shout instructions from the stands, it makes life more difficult for the kid, not easier for them
Ken Ravizza: How To Help Athletes Be Their Best Even On Off Days
Peak performance consultant Ken Ravizza discusses how athletes can still contribute even on their off days.
Parents Intervening When Coaches Act Inappropriately In Front Of Kids
If a coach ignores pitch count or playing time rules, he is willing to win at the cost of his players