10 Do’s & Don’ts for Parents

Do's & Don'ts | Patients



  1. Be positive
    • Catch them doing it right. It rubs off. If you complain about them not being in the starting lineup, they will do the same.
  2. Be realistic
    • They should be far more concerned with their current trajectory than with their current results. Everyone on the team will have a role and encourage them to be the best they can be in that role.
  3. Don’t knock the coaching staff
    • How can you expect your child to play to their fullest if all they hear from you about the coach is negative? Support the coach’s rules, philosophies, and playbook.
  4. Support the other players
    • Treat each player as if they were your own. Don’t dislike a player because of variables outside of their control.
  5. Don’t be a know-it-all
    • Be a learn-it-all.
  6. Invest in developing habits
    • Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.
  7. Have an awareness of your child’s social interactions
    • Say “please” and “thank you.” Teach them how to be coachable. Can they embrace feedback and learn how to use it to grow?
  8. Be unselfish
    • Don’t use the sport for the wrong reasons. Let them play because they love the game.
  9. Don’t baby your child
    • Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child.
  10. Don’t live your life through your child
    • You had a chance to be young. Let them have their own journey.
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