Thursday, October 27, 2011

{Coaches Corner}: Sports Parenting Article by Jim Sundberg

Today I have a great resource for coaches and parents.

It is an excellent article by Jim Sundberg {Vice President of the Texas Rangers Baseball Organization} on sports parenting.

Go here and read it. It is definitely worth your time.

Also, it would be perfect for you to pass out at the parent meeting at the start of your season.

And if any of you out there reading this are parents, it is a must read for you as well. It really puts your child's athletic career into perspective.

A few of my favorite quotes from the article...

"It is the parents' responsibility to check out in advance how the coach is going to play kids and his coaching style. And it's always smart for a coach to set ground rules with parents before the season starts. After one bad year's experience, I would move on but not quit in the middle of the year."

"God is most concerned about our heart and character, so difficult moments will occur. If we were only allowed to succeed and win, we wouldn't be nice people. We would also be miserable."

And since you are here, take a moment to read this inspiring article about Josh Hamilton. It is always nice to see someone using their athletic abilities for the greater good! Encourage your players to do the same!

Goodluck at your games this weekend!! And GO RANGERS, WIN IT ALL!!!

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