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sports parents

mother
July 27, 2020

COVID-19 Student-Athlete’s Mother Shares Her Experience

In a recent story with FlaglerLive.com, a mother of a Matanzas High School (FL) student-athlete who tested positive for COVID-19 wrote down her experiences from her perspective to offer advice on dealing with the virus. The story was released foll...


parents
May 27, 2020

Survey: Parents feel comfortable with kids returning to play in fall

According to a new study, parents feel far more comfortable to allow their children to travel and compete in sports in the fall as opposed to this month. The study, conducted by the Huddle Up Group, a sports tourism consultancy based in Phoenix, A...


mother
March 14, 2019

Nevada coach wants new rules aimed at bad sports parents

A Nevada high school soccer coach is urging the state athletic association to create consequences for sports parents who cross the line. Ed Partee, the girls soccer coach at Lowry High School in northern Nevada, was involved in an altercation last...


kimberly parents fight
February 12, 2019

Parents fight at Wisconsin youth wrestling tournament

No arena is sacred to bad sports parents — not even youth wrestling tournaments. The video below, which has made the rounds on social media over the last couple of days, comes from a youth wrestling tournament in Kimberly, Wisconsin. In it, pare...


referees
January 18, 2019

NFHS, state associations ask sports parents to ‘Cool It!’

The NFHS has partnered with a number of state athletic associations to ask sports parents to do a better job of managing their emotions at games. Coaches and athletic directors everywhere may have already read the op-ed, titled "Dear Mom and Dad: ...


November 7, 2018

A new nickname sports parents should give their kids

Professional athletes seem to reach a sort of pinnacle in their careers when they receive a nickname. Sometimes these monikers are simple — A-Rod, Air Jordan, A.I. Other times, they actually transcend their greatness, such as “Sweetness” (W...


July 17, 2017

Between the Lines: Fight the good fight against parents

[caption id="attachment_26932" align="alignright" width="101"] Kevin Hoffman[/caption] If you’re a longtime subscriber to Coach & Athletic Director, you’ve probably noticed we address the tumultuous relationships between coaches and paren...


September 26, 2012

Adjusting your philosophy to combat sports parents

Eight areas to focus your time to avoid conflict The athletic director's phone rings, sending a Pavlovian shiver down the spine. The scenario is familiar, as experience indicates the caller may be an aggrieved parent about to deliver conflict. Today...