ADULT BEHAVIOR AFFECTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH IN SPORT
It is crucial to the development of your children and to the overall success of this program that we as coaches and parents foster a pressure free, fun environment that encourages individual participation and team spirit. Reinforcing that fact, individual meet behavior is a reflection of our entire team. Sport is arguably a microcosm of life; therefore, how we as adults behave in front of children dictates how children develop, behave and react in and outside of the athletic arena.
Regardless of how coaches, parents, and athletes associated with other programs behave, the swimming programs here at Pelican Athletic Club participate with positive attitude, win with class and lose with grace.
Six harmful behaviors that parents should avoid, Jeffrey Rhoades (2012).
Enhancing parent coach relationships in youth sport: Increasing harmony and minimizing hassle, Robert J. Brustad (2011).
Why Johnny Hates Sports, Fred Engh (1999).