Would you sign a pre-season parent sports contract?

During his 28 years of coaching, my husband did his best to minimize parent problems during the season. Every year in a pre-season parent meeting, he explained his coaching philosophy. But parents either didn’t listen or chose to forget because they still complained. Finally, one year he decided to try the parent contract.

The parent/sports team contract asks parents to read and sign a form stating that they understand and will abide by the coach’s and the school’s athletic philosophy.  Would you sign a contract that ask you to…

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    • Janis says

      Lol, Chris…I know I HAVE been one of those parents…even if just for a few minutes! Did you read the blog comments at the bottom of the article? They called my article “liberal crap!” LOL. They are for sure one of THOSE PARENTS.

  1. says

    Great article. Horrified by the comments at the bottom of the article, “liberal crap”? Really? Treated referees with respect is liberal crap?

    I’m not a coach, but I direct plays and sometimes there are kids in the cast. I thought about creating a parent contract last time and was very sorry I didn’t. I had one parent who had a very different idea of what our rehearsal schedule should be–even though it was handed out at auditions BEFORE her daughter accepted a part. Took some out of the fun out of it! And aren’t sports and other enrichment activities supposed to be FUN?

    • Janis says

      Victoria…I know, really? Since when is treating people respectfully “liberal crap”? I’m thinking the article hit too close to home and that THOSE are exactly the parents that should be signing a contract!

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