Parents, a new season is upon us! So, what are the responsibilities of parents, and of the coaches?
Parents primary responsibility is to support their athlete, to keep her healthy, happy and ready for her to take the time in her training for her sport. Also, the hard one, to supoort her unconditionally regardless if she is performing perfectly or not at competitions, or taking first places or not. It is the coaches job to direct the technical training of the athlete, to encourage her when she iis down, and to pick her up and get her on track when she needs it. Also, to keep her safe in her pursuit of excellence.
It is the athlete's job to love her sport, to give it her all to it and to work respectfully and hard in pursuit of her goals. It is HER job to push herself, to have the heart to accept defeat only as a challenge and to go forward. Every champion has this! No one can give that to her, it comes from inside.
i wish some parents would really understand this, as their child would certainly find more successes if she were pursuing her own dreams.