9 responses

  1. baseballmom
    January 25, 2008

    Hmmm, I’m sorta thinking that I might do one for baseball on my blog…lots of this applies, but there are some different things. I loved this!

  2. volunteer coach
    September 2, 2011

    Good luck with all of that

  3. volunteer coach
    September 2, 2011

    Certain folks will not abide, so you have to wind up cutting the problem parents. So if you are one of the parents out there who give soccer coaches issues, complain about them behind their backs, or miss sessions and so forth, plan that you might be getting your kid cut from the team.

  4. Croyus
    March 4, 2012

    Nice. I could definitely use this. If only the parents would read it and apply it. Sometimes I’m lucky if the kids have the right size shoes.

  5. Hannah’s Dad
    March 26, 2012

    I agree whole heartedly with talking directly to the coach about your concerns. Spreading your parental qualms among the other parents is the quickest way to disassemble a team. Respect your child, the coach, and most importantly the team. The one who will benefit the most will be your child. Isn’t that why we sacrafice to get to practice, go on the road for tourneys, buy 3 pairs of cleats a year, and endure the inevitable farmers tan from long days in the sun? I love this game. My three kids do too!

  6. julia
    September 14, 2013

    Yea well you have some coaches that have no clue what they are doing and they are so arrogant.

  7. Paul Spacey
    September 26, 2013

    If you are interested in any ‘guest posts’ just give me a shout. I am also an AYSO coach and have a couple of recent blog posts that may interest you, one in particular for coaches regarding staying onside with referees!

    Blog is hosted at http://www.parentsoccercoachingtips.tumblr.com

    Thanks.

    Paul

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