What do we expect out of our athletic coaches? Whether it be youth coaches, middle school coaches, or high school coaches, what are our expectations as parents? Furthermore, what are the expectations of athletic coaches from those that are in the the field of education? Finally, what are the realities of the men and women in these positions?
I have three daughters and a son. In youth sports I want them to have fun, to meet new friends, and to develop confidence in themselves that they can apply to all areas of their lives. As high school athletes, if they so choose to go that direction, I want them to learn sportsmanship, discipline, and cooperation. At all levels I want them to have fun. At all levels I expect their coaches to be role models that display high morals and ethics. At all levels I want my children to respect life, themselves and others.
I have included here a local television news story of the suspension of a high school basketball coach. This story illustrates what I never want for my children.
In addition, I received an email from a colleague today that showed an article that discussed the strong possibility of prep national championships. Ugh… What are the implications??? Check out the link: