Thursday, January 1, 2009

Are Parents Too Pushy in College Recruiting

Do you wonder how to strike the right balance between providing support and being too pushy?

I spend a lot of time in my book talking about the ways parents can help and the importance of their involvement, but I recently heard an anecdote from a very experienced D I coach who said that the best team is a team of orphans. I guess his point is for parents to keep their nose out of the coach/athlete business.

He's probably right. There's a lot of ways to be involved behind the scenes but parental intervention with a coach probably isn't going to get the outcomes you want. Any thoughts or experiences with this?

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