Back in one-room schoolhouse days, children were given clean slate boards and fresh chalk to start the school year. As we look to another year of school sports, may I suggest we wipe the slates clean? Parents, athletes and coaches all deserve a chance to begin a new season free of biased baggage.
Give Coaches a Clean Slate
As a sports parent, it is within your power to give your child’s coach a clean slate. In some cases, however, that may not be an easy task. Maybe you’ve heard rumors or observed a coach on the job and have already jumped to negative conclusions, labeling him a jerk or branding him as spineless.