With no disrespect to my young educated readers, I’m going to start this article with the dictionary definition of respect. (transitive verb) : to consider worthy of high regard. After reading the definition of respect, a lot of questions came to mind. Like, how many young athletes out there respect their coach and how many don’t? How many coaches respect their athletes, or don’t? How many parents respect their kids coach, or don’t? How many coaches respect the team parents? Above all, why does it matter and where and how does respect happen. Wow, way too many questions.
There are lots of ways a youth sports coach can earn the respect of his or her players and their parents.