Problems with Parents: Coaches Reveal Their Worst Experiences

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Originally published in AL.com 
Written by Paul Beaudry

Some 1,300 emails were sent to coaches around the state in the beginning of May, asking their opinion on their interaction with parents.Of the more than 300 coaches who completed the survey, roughly 60 percent took part in the last question – describe your worst experience in dealing with a parent.

They ranged from no conflict to a need for a restraining order; from being called a racist, to watching kids perform poorly when a parent attended; from a parent telling a coach their child wouldn’t be attending practices and workouts only to blame the coach for the struggle, to having a parent melt when they couldn’t afford to pay utilities and they were being shut off.

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