Talking to Your Child’s Coach

In a posting on, writer Brooke de Lench talks about the stress of talking to your child’s coach and provides advice for having this tricky conversation:

“If the world were a perfect place, talking to a youth sports coach would be as natural and stress free as talking to your child’s teacher. Mothers should feel free to let the coach know anything we feel will affect our child’s participation, such as stress in his home life or school, the fact that he has chronic asthma, that he is grieving over the death of a family pet or has to miss a game to attend a family wedding. We also should be able to expect that the coach will share any concerns with us about our child at any time.

Unfortunately, as I know all too well from my conversations with mothers and coaches over the years, there is nothing that…”

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