Importantly, if coaches and parents can agree on the destination being Inspired Players then they can start to collaborate when the player is not thriving.
Christian Lavers, president of the ECNL used the term: “Collaboration is a force multiplier” recently on a 3four3 podcast interview.
While Christian was referencing the collaborative efforts amongst coaches in the ECNL – I couldn’t help but relate this “Force Multiplier” concept to the collaboration that should exist between coaches and parents when youth soccer is working well.
The paths of a level-headed coach and a level-headed parent don’t often connect during a season. A team meeting now and then, friendly interactions after a game or practice, individual player feedback meetings, or electronically via emails or messages are the primary times coaches and parents connect.