parents

January 27, 2017

Overbearing parents scare off college recruiters

Parents have a tendency to meddle in their children’s high school teams, lobbying for playing time and preferential treatment. It’s typically part of a campaign to earn a college scholarship for their young athletes, but their efforts may be coun...


January 17, 2017

Dealing with parental interference in coaching

There is a segment of parents who try to coach children during games. You’ll often see them standing near the sidelines, barking instructions across the field or gym floor. This causes a major problem for athletes, because instructions by the paren...


September 15, 2016

N.Y. prep coaches say parents becoming more problematic

A survey of high school coaches in New York offered a glimpse into the relationships they have with parents of student-athletes. [caption id="attachment_17532" align="alignright" width="285"] A majority of New York coaches believe problems with ...


August 2, 2016

Parents risking it all to support their child’s sports futures

The pursuit of a professional sports career is one of the leading causes of sports specialization. And in some cases, it's a cause for financial ruin. [caption id="attachment_17158" align="alignright" width="284"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption...


July 21, 2016

Survey of Alabama prep coaches highlights issues with parents

A recent survey of Alabama high school coaches revealed that nearly two-third of them have quit or considered leaving their positions due to issues with parents. The survey was conducted by AL.com and more than 300 high school coaches responded. C...


October 14, 2015

Pa. youth football league cancels season over continued threats

A Pennsylvania youth football league has cancelled the remainder of its season after continued threats made against coaches and referees. [caption id="attachment_14305" align="alignright" width="232"] Photo via Facebook, Mount Pleasant Area Junior...


September 22, 2015

Mike Matheny’s letter to parents

* This excerpt, published originally at MikeMatheny.com, is from St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's book, The Matheny Manifesto. This letter was written in 2009 to a group of parents who wanted him to coach a youth team. Here, he outlined the...


August 27, 2015

Survey: Most adults unable to recognize concussion symptoms

Results from a new survey show that most adults lack a basic understanding about concussion signs and symptoms. The Abbott's Concussion IQ Survey, conducted by KRC Research, polled more than 1,000 adults in the U.S. over the age of 18. "Based o...