Every season, coaches around the world call parent meetings so they can tell you things you need to hear; things like schedules, philosophy about playing time, volunteer needs, and fundraising.
They have important information for you–all things that need to be said.
But I wonder what you would say if you could call a meeting for the coaches and return the favor of sharing information that you think is important. Perhaps your thoughts might include what’s in this open letter to coaches…
Let me start by saying that I am thankful you are giving your time to coach my child’s team. Parents often don’t act very grateful and so I want to assure you that even when we get testy, we are still glad that you are out there doing the job. Maybe some day I will be doing the coaching, but until then, I’m glad I can just watch!
If you are a parent, then you will understand everything that I am about to say to you. But because you are a coach, I know that it is tough to wear the parent and coach hat at the same time. If you are not a parent, these these are things you need to understand as we start the season:
If you are reading my blog or listening to my podcasts, I know it’s because you want your child to have a good youth sports experience.
Are you ready to be part of the Positive Sports parenting tribe?
I invite you to join with me and with thousands of parents and coaches around the world who want to be a voice for positive change in youth sports! We can make a difference if we each focus on our family, our team, our community.
Here’s how you can become part of the positive sports parenting tribe:
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- Spread the word about the power of positive sports parenting and encourage other parents to join the positive sports parenting tribe.