396 Toxic Sport Parents: Healthy Solutions for Coaches, Administrators and Teachers

Friday, April 4, 2014: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Convention Center: 100
Sport: Coaching
Intended Audience: K-12, Post Secondary Student
Speakers: Mark E. Cole, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; and Algerian Hart, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Youth once played for fun. Now parents use social media for one-sided critiques of coaches and comb the internet for camps most likely to garner the most prestigious childhood award, an athletic scholarship. With increased parental investment comes advocacy blind to individual responsibility, social development and organizational methods. This workshop will develop your abilities for managing encounters with toxic sport parents and aid you in balancing the demands presented by parent involvement and early specialization. (CEU)
  • Toxic Sport Parents Cole-Hart.pdf (1.8 MB)
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