Positive Coaching Alliance: Parents, let the coaches coach

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09 May Positive Coaching Alliance: Parents, let the coaches coach

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching Education, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

Joy Fawcett – a former U.S. Soccer women’s national team star, two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic medalist – has been referred to as the “ultimate soccer mom” for raising a family during her playing career. Fawcett, also a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance National Advisory Board, discusses the importance of parents letting their children coach.

As a former player and coach, Fawcett acknowledged the difficultly in not giving her children instructions while they were on the field. Eventually, she realized it is confusing for players to take instructions from both their coaches and their parents. As a parent, it is imperative to remain positive, supportive and “let the kids just play.”

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