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Coaching Philosophy - How to Handle Aggressive Parents?

By Inside Baseball, 02/06/19, 8:45AM CST

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One of the questions many new youth baseball coaches have is, how do I handle aggressive parents? This is a great question, and it’s one that deserves a lot of thoughts.

Congratulations on making the decision to become a youth baseball coach! You’ve entered a really challenging and rewarding field, and the next few years are going to serve to shape the kind of coach you become.

One of the questions many new youth baseball coaches have is, how do I handle aggressive parents? This is a great question, and it’s one that deserves a lot of thoughts.

The fact is, even if you end up being the best coach in the world, you’re going to end up dealing with some pretty aggressive parents. Even as you get older, and your coaching techniques become more refined, you’re still going to encounter parents who truly believe that they know a great deal more about how to coach baseball than you do. It will be of great benefit if you can learn how to deal with these parents now, rather than later, when their behavior threatens to burn you out.

The most important tip we have to offer you in dealing with overbearing and aggressive parents is this: Start before the season even begins.