Coaching your own child can be tricky. You may have to deal with issues like:
- Affirming your child is playing because he or she genuinely wants to, not just because you’re the coach.
- Ensuring your child understands that your role as “coach” and “parent” are separate.
- Making sure your other players and their parents are clear about your coach/parent boundaries and know what to expect as the season progresses.
In this video, Regis University head coach Frank Lavrisha offers tips to minimize these and other issues so that players and coaches who are related can share the sport they love in a positive environment no matter the sport they are coaching.