What Your Child Should Never Say to Their Coach

When your child begins to participate in organized sports it typically is a great thing for them. Learning about a teamwork, winning and losing are all great life lessons that they can learn on the field. Sometimes sports can be frustrating as well, and nobody likes to see their child struggle. No matter what their age may be, if your child is not getting playing time it can be tough to handle. Many children will quit or resort to complaining to coaches. Having coached before, I can vouch for coaches and tell you this is not the route to take.

A recent post from JBM Thinks titled, “5 Things Coaches Don’t Want to Hear” echoes my sentiment. The last thing coaches want to hear are players complaining about playing time, putting down teammates, or saying “I hate this”. This article is a good read for parents because teaching your child not to perform these actions could have a positive impact on their athletic experience.

Has your child had a negative experience playing sports? Do you think the topics covered in this article might have helped them be more successful?