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Youth Sports Coach Tip - Addressing Parent Concerns

Youth sports coaching tips of the day - Explaining the following to parents at the start is crucial:
* Agree to discuss with parents any future need for policy changes. Changing any approved rules mid-season without discussion is not fair and is a sure way to lose authority.
* Make it known that coaches are willing to discuss with parents how players can improve, player-treatment by others, or their child’s behavior in a one-on-one situation.
* Explain that the only time parents should approach the bench in games is when they feel a player is in danger of some sort or if a player has been severely injured.
* Remind parents that they may have different goals for their kids than others do, but everyone must make the effort to understand each other’s viewpoints without judgment.
 
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