LACROSSE MUSEUM AND NATIONAL HALL OF FAME: Penn's Corbett 0n The Role Of Parents
Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame issued the following announcement on Oct. 4.
Parents should support the growth of their children and encourage them to earn things and work hard, but also to be proud of themselves no matter what the outcome.
All parents want their children to be successful and be happy. Parents have invested so much time, money, and energy into helping their children be successful in sports and it is never easy to see your child “not make it” at the next level. Student-athletes might not be seeing playing time their freshman year, or maybe not much of their college career. However, they are growing from girls into women and they need to be given the room to grow and own their own experience. Owning their own experience includes talking to their coaches if they are not happy with their playing time. I have coached some kids who are fine with their playing time, but their parents are not. Too often, parents consider it a reflection of themselves if their child is a superstar or if they are not seeing any playing time. What is a reflection of you as a parent however, is how mature your child is, how hard your child works day in and day out, how responsible they are, how polite they are, how they make eyes contact when speaking to you, and how good a teammate they are.
As coaches we ask your kids to compete every day, work hard on their individual game, be coachable, responsible, and be a good teammate. We play the 12+ players who work together and will give us the best opportunity to win – it is as simple as that.
Original source can be found here.
Source: Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame