If you as a coach have never had an issue with any of your team's parents, you most likely haven't coached very long. And if you are a baseball parent only (i.e., not a coach), do you know how to handle disagreements with your coach? (e.g., do you complain straight to the league president without discussing with the coach first?) Dayn Perry of CBS Sports discusses some of the more appropriate ways baseball parents can interact with their kid's coach. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.
Plus Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the Question Of The Week about what whether travel ball is necessary to be considered for high school ball.
In this 36-minute episode, you'll learn:
- why travel baseball is a mixed bag
- why coaches are a mixed bag
- the key profile differentiator in Dayn's eyes between a rec league coach and a travel coach
- two things a baseball parent should strongly avoid doing
- whether it’s appropriate for parents to “clear the air” about coaching philosophies
- when a baseball parent can disagree with a coach
- how a baseball parent can approach disagreements with a coach
- whether parents should monitor what their kids are being taught
- whether parents should consider experimentation during a season
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