As a coach, working with parents simply comes with the territory. But, handling overzealous parents is never fun. These are the parents who show up at practice demanding to know why their son or daughter isn’t getting more playing time etc.
Although working with these parents is never going to be a our favorite thing, it is something that we have to learn to get better at. The good news is that there are steps you can take to cut down on the number of unpleasant instances during a season.
I have created a “Golden Rules for Parents” list that you can distribute to all of your parents at your first introductory meeting. Before you even get into practice and the regular season.
It is a free download so get it ready for distribution. I have used it for years. You will be glad you did too.
PS, If you are a parent please take advantage of this guide as well. It gives great insight into the mind of a youth baseball coach.