The Coach As A Positive Partner
Establish a positive relationship with your child's coach with these recommended approaches.
Tips for a Positive Parent/Coach Partnership
Follow these guidelines for a positive relationship with your child's coach. También en español.
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Former pro soccer player Jenny Ruiz shares that moving on from mistakes is an attitude desired by coaches.
Fostering a growth mindset - one in which we focus on effort and progress - leads to greater self-confidence.
The "Parent Ball": Make Lasting Memories And Teach Life Lessons
The "Parent Ball" can be used to make memories with your kid and at times, reinforce key teachable moments.
Sonya Curry: Finding The Right Coach To Help Your Kid Succeed
Sonya Curry explains the importance of finding a coach who can see the potential in their athletes and growth.
How Athletic Directors Can Encourage Coaches To Empower Parents
Paul Snow talks about the importance for coaches and parents to establish a positive relationship.
Coaches Need To Overcommunicate With Parents To Set Expectations
Conrad Ray on establishing that the communication with parents should primarily go through the athlete.
Coaches Need Parents To Trust Them In Order To Be Effective Coaches
Jamie Young on the importance of parents supporting and trusting the coaches message.
Coaches Need To Interact With Parents And Get Them Involved
When coaches involve parents, it can make the experience more enjoyable for everyone.
Parents: Encourage Your Kid To Try EVERYTHING Before Intervening
John O'Sullivan says that kids needs to do everything they can to earn playing time before parents step in.
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.