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What 3 things could you do to promote a better relationship with parents?

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  • robertkmaaye

    This week it is Parents in Sport Week. I was reading Encouraging Parents to be Part of the Team from Gordon MacLelland and he posed an interesting question at the end of his Guide/Expert opinion.

    He asked readers to consider:

    What three things could you do to either promote a better relationship with the parents of the children/athletes you coach or add to what you currently do to enhance the experience?

    So I would like to pose this question to members…

  • cchapman

    Three things that have worked for me, and I have learnt from other coaches/teachers...

    #1. Make time for your parents, but be clear not when you are coaching :-)

    #2. Have a Parents meeting at key moments, this could be pre-season, after the first fixture, winter/summer break... Be proactive and open.  You may have to follow up with different communication approaches as not everyone can attend the meetings

    #3. Establish a buddy system for parents, I find it works well with new parents and makes them feel valued and included.  I had one parent responsible for the other parents and that helped with general communication.  It doesn't remove the need for personal communication and connection; although it does remove the volume!

    Happy coaching.

     

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