Anther Great Tip for Coaches
This is a great article from “Coach and the Athletic Director” which touches on the hot button topic of parents and playing time. I am a firm believer that playing time on the varsity level should be the coaches discretion, and theirs only. Parents should not have an influence on their son or daughter’s playing time. That should be earned by the player either in practice or the game. If a player has a question about how much they are playing then they should approach the coach and have a conversation. Try and find out what they may, or may not, be doing to earn more playing time. That is a conversation a coach can respect and appreciate. It is also a way for a young adult to advocate for themselves in a way that will come in handy as they get older and move on in their lives.