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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 ...


May 1, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals trio offers advice to sports parents

The St. Louis Cardinals have a few words of advice for helicopter parents who might get too involved with their child's participation in sports. [caption id="attachment_23876" align="alignright" width="230"] Kolten Wong | Photo: Wikimedia Common...


April 26, 2017

Michigan HS ‘Coach of the Year’ resigns over parents

A Michigan high school basketball coach, who earlier this year was named best coach in his class, has resigned. And he calls parents the No. 1 reason for his departure. Clayton Castor was the boys basketball coach at Gladstone High School, and las...