What do you do as a coach when a parent is giving you grief? What do you do as a parent when a coach appears to be doing something you don't like? Dayn Perry of CBS Sports goes through some scenarios to help give some guidance on how to help improve those parent-coach relationships. This is Part 2 of a two-part series. If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here.
Plus Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the Question Of The Week about what whether game experience is more important than training.
In this 36-minute episode, you'll learn:
- the extent of baseball parent problems in travel ball compared to rec
- how parents can educate themselves if they've never coached before
- when should parents allow their kids to start pitching
- when should parents consider starting professional lessons
- two ways parents can tell if their kid is genuinely interested in something
- how parents can handle high-pressure games
- whether travel team-hopping is appropriate
- whether parent meetings are helpful
- what topics parents may want to discuss at parent meetings that aren't typically addressed
- how to handle situations where the coach really is wrong about something
- how to defuse situations that might escalate with a stubborn coach
- how parents should deal with fellow team parents who talk about the coach behind his back
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