Keeping the Good Parents Close, But Not Too Close


Most of the parents are good people. Most of the parents will be good or neutral. The helpful parents you will want to embrace. There are always a handful of parents that will support your effort while coaching the youth football team.

You want to let them be of assistance in every way possible. These parents can also be your ears on the sidelines. If you are having a rough year please ask these parents for their input. You will want to know who is saying what on the sidelines. The good and neutral parents understand and appreciate the time you ar ufabet เว็บหลัก e volunteering to coach their child’s youth football.

It is quite OK to socialize with the parents, but I would suggest not getting too close. If they think, you are their “buddy” they might start looking for so “perks”.

I remember about 18 years ago getting way too close to a group of parents. It was even worse since we had the same group of players for both our youth football team for two years and our youth basketball team for three years. I will never forget being in a tight game and the one parent blurting aloud, “Hey Jim, How about throwing one of those deep passes to Eric”? In an instant, I knew I had become to close to these parents.

Most parents care about one thing only and that is their kid. They do not care about the team or any other player on the team. They will act like they care, but if you get too close to them, they will give you an earful about their expectations for their kid.

Jim has over 22 years of hands-on experience as a youth coach. The system he has used with great sucess for both y