"In essence, whether the team reaches its full potential is up to the parents, not the coaches.”
In today’s world of youth sports, parents are interwoven into the fabric of the teams on which their kids play. This is quite a change from 20 years ago when the kids were dropped off at the rink and picked up a couple hours later.
Because parents are so much more involved in the teams, they also have a significant role in the season outcome. By understanding their roles, parents can help their kids have a great season and achieve more than their kids anticipated.
The best way to describe the role of the parents is with a couple analogies we can all relate to and remember. They go like this:
“As coaches, we can take your kids through the season and they will achieve about what they have in the past as a group."