I coached my son’s little league team this past season. I had an awesome group of kids, some who were great ballplayers and some who had never played organized baseball. I’m happy to say that I didn’t have any issues with parents getting involved, complaining about my coaching or how the game was played. Sadly, I saw many parents (and coaches) on opposing teams that weren’t so luck. Far too often these days, parents take their kids athletic accolades WAY too seriously.
This meme says it all…
Your child’s success of lack of success is sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are.
But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tried their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.
I really wish more parents would understand this.