Get To Know Your Parents And Find Help
By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 19, 2020

Several days ago we emphasized the importance of understanding your roster before game planning. Knowing your roster requires more than just assessing the talent. Right now is a good time to get to know the parents and families of your players.

Have you already notified them about your practice schedule? Can everyone on your team get to and from practice? The better coordinated you are with your teams’ parents, the better chance you are going to have to be practicing with your full group. If you are practicing without your best players or without a lot of your players then it defeats the purpose.

You will also be surprised that if you just ask your parents, you will find willing and able assistant coaches. These are normally folks who just cannot or will not take the lead role with the teams’ coaching but will be more than able to help out as an assistant coach at practice.

Of course, they should go through the appropriate certification procedures, but as we progress into how to set up and organize practice in the next few weeks, you will see how important it is to have help if you want your team to be constantly learning and working instead of standing around.

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