For some students, having their parents on the sidelines or in the stands during a game can make for a pressure-filled experience. Students may even tell their parents not to come in order to eliminate that pressure, allowing them to actually have fun and enjoy playing the game.
When parents set aside their expectations and allow their kids to play without outside pressure or intimidation, that’s when student athletes can truly learn from the experience and improve their physical skills.
In this video, students share how parental pressure affects their playing experience. We invite you to share the video with your athletes’ parents to help foster a more supportive environment.