Parenting and coaching are both difficult vocations. By establishing an understanding of each role, we are better able to accept the actions of the other and provide a greater benefit to children. As parents, when your child is involved in one of our athletic programs, you have the right to understand the expectations for your child. This begins with clear communication from the coach.
Communications you should expect from your child's coach
Communication coaches expect from athletes and parents
As your child becomes involved in his or her programs at middle and high school, he or she will experience some of the most rewarding moments of their lives. It is important to understand there also may be times when things do not go the way you and your child wish. At these times, discussion with the coach is encouraged. It is the first and most important step toward understanding and resolution.
If you have a concern to discuss with a coach
Appropriate and inappropriate concerns to discuss with coaches
The following topics are appropriate for discussion:
It is very difficult to accept your child not playing as much as you had hoped. Coaches make decisions based on what they believe to be best for all student-athletes involved. As you have seen from the list above, certain things can be and should be discussed with your child's coach.
Coaches are not expected to respond to questions involving the following topics: