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November 1, 2017

Ohio high school football coach resigns over parent threats

An Ohio high school football coach who resigned this week cited repeated attacks from parents and other community members as one of the reasons. Middletown High School head football coach Lance Engleka just finished his second season with the team...


September 13, 2017

Building positive relationships with sports parents

Every coach goes through it. There is a disgruntled father in the stands, or you receive an email laced with complaints from a concerned mother. It only takes one or two parents thinking about your program in a negative light for that sentiment t...


August 2, 2017

Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis offers advice for parents, athletes

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis believes it's healthy for athletes to feel pressure when competing in sports — as long as the pressure is not coming from parents. [caption id="attachment_24540" align="alignright" width="242"] Photo vi...


July 25, 2017

Oklahoma facing shortage of basketball, football referees

Just one month before the fall high school sports season begins, Oklahoma is facing a significant shortage of qualified referees for football and basketball. Oklahoma is not alone, as more than a dozen states have expressed concern over their refe...


July 25, 2017

Mass. HS basketball coach returns after resigning over parents

A popular Massachusetts high school girls basketball coach is returning to the court, just months after stepping down over pressure from disgruntled parents. [caption id="attachment_24460" align="alignright" width="277"] Photo via Twitter, @Braint...


July 17, 2017

Fight the good fight against parents

If you’re a longtime subscriber of Coach & Athletic Director, you’ve probably noticed we address the tumultuous relationships between coaches and parents at least a couple times each year. It’s no accident. Regardless of the amount of cover...


July 6, 2017

S.C. youth soccer league creates rule to quiet parents

A South Carolina youth soccer organization is taking a unique approach to silence the boisterous parents who regularly harass referees. The South Carolina Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA) recently dispatched a memo to parents, saying that during "...


May 8, 2017

Dear parents: I want your kid to fail

Yes, you read that right. I want your kid to fail, and the earlier he or she can start failing, the better. I am so convinced of the positive value of failure that I believe you, as a parent, should actually hope your child fails. Why? Because it's ...