Written and presented by: Garland Allen

This video will help you succeed in an educational environment by becoming proactive in building strong relationships among team members and their parents to create the right conditions for a productive and positive sports experience for all.

Whether this is your first coaching job or you have been coaching for many years, expectations for coaching a sport in an education-based setting can be quite daunting for part-time non-teaching staff members. Essential to this reality will be your ability to avoid unnecessary conflicts and a strategy to effectively work with today’s parents.

Regardless of the sport you coach, you are now an extension of the school’s teaching staff, your program is an extension of the school’s curriculum and your actions and expectations should reflect the school district’s best practices.

“By the age of 13, as many as 7 out of 10 kids will quit playing an organized sport, because it is simply not fun anymore.”

- The Aspen Institute Project Play