Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Getting Parents and Coaches on the Same Positive Page

Getting Parents and Coaches on the Same Positive Page

One of the biggest obstacles kids, and in turn coaches, face when trying to find enjoyment in youth sports actually comes from the athletes’ parents. Specifically, this means parents who act out at games in embarrassing ways (such as drunken yelling at the umpire, their own child or other young players). In an effort to help parents and coaches work together to improve the enjoyment of the game for all, two published psychologists explore different ways to achieve this. Their books detail coaching methods that focus on improving skills, reducing anxiety and controlling the competitive natures of everybody involved.

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