What Is The Parent’s Role In Youth Sports And Where Do They Fail

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The Parent’s Role

  • To support the child: Parents should make sure their child is always on time at practice. They should celebrate a big win and provide emotional support to their child when they fail.
  • To support the coach: The parent should understand the coach’s vision, and discuss it during challenging times with their child. Identify the language the coach uses most often, and reinforce it at home. Understand that the coach and parent share the same goal: for the child’s success. But each group may try to achieve that goal differently. As a parent, your actions show your support. Speaking badly about their coach or encouraging gossip can harm the relationships from the Youth Sports Triangle. Parents with any kind of sport expertise should refrain from disagreeing with the coach’s decision. Your experience can be an asset to the coach, but they decide how to employ your skills.
  • To address concerns by asking real questions: Inevitably, concerns will arise when you are the parent of a young athlete. They may vary, but they will come being too much at stake. It is the parent’s responsibility to address their concerns in an adult manner, by asking the right questions and taking control in a supporting role.
  • To respect the coach’s communication medium: Respect the coach’s boundaries and work with his preferred medium for communication. Regardless if you don’t like sending emails and would have a phone conversation after work, remember that youth sports are not about the parent. If the coach isn’t receiving feedback, support them by setting up a medium for communication.
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When The Disconnection Happen

  • They try to play the role of coach from the sidelines
  • They pin it on unconditional love when making poor decisions.
  • They bring money into the equation.
  • They focus on themselves.

Final Thoughts

Through this documentary project, we want to transform the culture of youth sports by bringing the focus back on the kids.

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