Positive Coaching Alliance: Living vicariously through your child manifests in inappropriate behavior

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21 Sep Positive Coaching Alliance: Living vicariously through your child manifests in inappropriate behavior

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. US Club Soccer is proud to welcome Positive Coaching Alliance to its members, specifically related to Players First. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching Education, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

We’ve all seen it: parents on the sidelines that are desperately trying to live vicariously through their children’s athletics.

Jean Boyd, Arizona State University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Development, has a simple message: “Parents, it’s not cool when you try to live vicariously through your kid.”

Boyd leads Sun Devil Athletics’ commitment to graduating and preparing student-athletes to become high achievers in life. He also coordinates student-athlete well-being programs and leads the department’s diversity and inclusion efforts. “It’s not about us,” Boyd said. “It’s about young people having an incredible experience, learning lessons that will transition them into a powerful and productive life.”

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