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Youth Baseball Parent:
You Better Be Ready & Prepared to Act


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Coaching baseball will bring you up close to the youth baseball parent. Often parental involvement in youth sports works okay.

Other times parents can become quite a handful to deal with. The maniac parent can become an out of control tyrant taking youth baseball leagues quite overly serious.


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Youth sports and parents have become bigger and bigger through the last five or six decades. What once was kids getting together on the sandlot and having pick-up games has now evolved into a mini professional baseball league in some baseball parents’ minds.

Increasingly, the youth sports experience has elevated parental involvement in youth sports and not always to the good.

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Parents and Kids Sports

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Many believe the little league parents have gotten out of control. It is common practice now to park their lawn chairs right next to the ball field for the entire baseball practice. As long as they do not distract their player during baseball drills this is okay.

The intensity level with baseball parents while watching youth baseball leagues has really amped up. It is a shame that almost all the benefits of playing youth baseball are over shadowed by the negative actions of the adults.

What once was supposed to be a relaxing enjoyable experience for parents and kids in sports has turned into a gut-wrenching, tormenting and often tearful event brought on by the little league parent syndrome.

Dr. Donald Kamm, a sports psychiatrist and family therapist writes about the parents and sports by saying

“Whether the experience is enjoyable or anxiety filled is largely determined by a couple of factors-the quality of youth supervision and coaching, and the amount of pressure parents place on youth athletes to perform.”


Preventing Little League
Baseball Parent Syndrome

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Youth league coaches now have to head the little league parents or the travel baseball team parents off at the pass. Be ready for the amped up youth sports parents.

Anticipate that there will be times to deal with parents’ sports. Be ready for them. And better yet, from little league coach, coaching middle school, and high school coaches, have a pre-season sports parent meeting to share your philosophy and communicate your goals.


Amazing Tips for Handling
Parents in Youth Sports

In our articles on baseball we have listed a few fundamental basics to share with your parents in a pre-season meeting. Make sure all the kids are represented by their little league parents. Here are some tips to help you survive and thrive with the youth baseball parents.

  • Be fair. If you treat all players as equals you will gain their respect.
  • Know your objectives and what is best for the team, not the parents.
  • Handling playing time, winning and losing.

The hoopla and excitement around youth baseball can be intoxicating. Parents often take youth sports very, very seriously. I have caught myself getting ultra-involved in the competition with my 3 kids in sports.

I have more than a dozen more tips that you need to work effectively with your baseball moms and dads. In fact I have several pages devoted to working well with parents here. 

By the way, did you send your pre season letter to parents? Find out all about getting the most out of baseball parents. 

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Take a Peek In the Book

Skip- Came across your books & videos 2 years ago at the end of the season.

I implemented your techniques the next season and can't thank you enough. The kids love practice, we accomplish a lot, and most importantly they all develop throughout the season. I don't worry much if we win or lose just as long as we try and they get better.

My pitchers only throw fastballs and a change up and we do just fine. If the other team hits the ball, great it gives the defense an opportunity to make a play.

I never coach from the box, I just encourage them to hit. And they all know the have the green light on 3-0. The best thing I can do for them is make them better hitters and the only way is to hit! By the way my kids are Junior Little league ages 13-14. Zach, Stockton, CA...


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Plus I'll send you my '38 Point Hitting Cheat Sheet'. I send out my newsletter about once per month. I might send you some additional items at times to keep you informed on new stuff that can help 'Build Your Culture of Player Development'

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The Best Hitters Play the Most (and Have the Most FUN!)

Discover every strategy and secret I’ve learned from years of coaching, playing, managing and player development in pro ball to T-ball levels..

There are hundreds of tips you can use to make a magnificent difference in your success as a youth baseball and high school baseball coach..


Quick Look Inside

"My eBooks share my player development strategies to help youth ballplayers reach high school ball and maybe beyond."

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of Pitchers

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quality pitching arms.