4 things your kids’ volunteer coach wants parents to know

by Justin Sayban

I’ve been known to peel into the parking lot twenty minutes late. I once introduced myself to a parent at our school open house only to realize that it was the same person who had been coaching my kid’s soccer team for 3 months. One time, I let my competitive juices get so out of hand, I chest bumped my 7-year-old daughter’s basketball referee when I didn’t agree with his call. It wasn’t until I started coaching my daughter’s basketball teams that I realized what a jerk parent I was being sometimes to my kid’s coaches. As I’m sure some of the wonderful parents and professionals who coach my children might tell you, I’m not totally cured, but there are a few things I’ve learned that might help you, help your coach.