7 Things Coaches Want Parents to Stop Doing (Right Now)

Many sports parents are really intense about their kids' budding athletic careers—like really, really intense. We get it.

Sports can open so many doors for young athletes. It's natural for parents to want them to be the best they can be, so they can have a shot at scholarships and maybe even take their talents to a professional level. But, besides running the risk of putting too much pressure on their kids, the number one mistake parents can make is to nag and annoy the coach.

Youth sports coaches truly love what they do, and they devote a great deal of time and energy to it (often unpaid). So, do your kids' coaches a favor and give them a break by avoiding these annoying moves.

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Nikki Chavanelle is one of ACTIVE's Fitness and Nutrition editors. As a former intramural rock star at SMU and current sports junkie, Nikki claims she peaked in college. Follow Nikki on Twitter for fitness and sports chatter.
Nikki Chavanelle is one of ACTIVE's Fitness and Nutrition editors. As a former intramural rock star at SMU and current sports junkie, Nikki claims she peaked in college. Follow Nikki on Twitter for fitness and sports chatter.

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