Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. US Club Soccer is proud to welcome Positive Coaching Alliance to its members, specifically related to Players First. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching Education, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.
NBA coach Steve Kerr explains that the best technique for a coach when dealing with parents is to have a preseason meeting and simply explain your philosophy and standards. Kerr said that when he was younger, he often performed better when his parents came to his games and were supportive no matter the situation or the outcome.
“I would like to see more parents just let their kids develop and figure it out on their own,” Kerr said. “It is a much better way to learn.”
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