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Baseball Parents: Talk To The Coach

Updated on May 6, 2008

Is your child playing organized youth baseball? Have you complained to your spouse or to other parents during the game about the coach? Do you ask yourself questions like: Why isn't my kid playing? Why is he batting last? Why is he playing right field? You're not alone!!

As a coach I have felt the wrath of a parent questioning ever strategic move I make, whether or not their kid is involved. I understand they want their kids to be the star, to play the whole game, to bat lead-off, etc. but those parents should understand that Coaching is not the easiest thing to do and we are all volunteers. Coaches feel they are being fair and balanced when it comes to making out a lineup, but the rules require that all kids play. This rule can affect the outcome of the game and "appear" the coach is doing the wrong thing.

Not True!!

Parents should take a lesson from their kids and discuss (TALK) their concerns with the coach. By opening up you'll feel better, release your tension and in most cases come to an understanding with the coach.

Can't we all just get along!!!!

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