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What Do Parents of Successful Athletes Do Right?

By Patrick Cohn, The Ultimate Sports Parent, 11/06/19, 1:45PM CST


Help build confidence in your young athletes in ways that best suit them. Find them the right trainers. Most of all, make sure they’re enjoying their experience!

A parent asks us how parents of successful athletes have been involved in their athletes’ sports experience.

The most well-known example is Tiger Woods’ father. Earl Woods started teaching Tiger how to play golf before the age of two years old and coached him exclusively until the age of five, then hired a PGA club professional to help with Tiger’s training.

While some have criticized Earl Woods for putting too much pressure on Tiger, history shows that Tiger was able to step up through the pressure to dominate the Amateur Championships and eventually become a legend in golf.