Feb 23, 2020
This week, John will be reading a chapter from his new book
on "How to Coach Your Own Child." It
is estimated that over 80% of coaches at one time or another coach
their own child, yet this unique dynamic is never discussed in
coaching education classes, and rarely mentioned by Park and
Recreation and Coachign Directors when they send their army of
volunteer parents out to coach every season. Yet understanding the
dynamic, and some essential do's and don't, can be critical to
making sure that you have a successful season when coaching your
After the chapter, John interviews Tara Bilanski, a former
NCAA DI women's soccer at the University of Oregon and Portland
State. Tara currently lives in Bend and coaches her own 13 year old
daughter, and John and Tara discuss some of their own stories from
the trenches of coaching their own children.
As an FYI, we do plan to turn Every Moment Matters into an
audio book soon, so stay tuned for the full book. We are also
exploring whether to create a small booklet for park and recreation
programs to distribute to their parent coaches so that they can
learn about this unique dynamic.
Highlights from the podcast:
- How to be specific about what "hat" the parent-coach is
- What happens when we are overly-cautious about praising our
child when they are on our team
- How do we understand what our kid's goals are in sport?
- What should you say to your kid that wants to do something that
you as a parent know is not a smart path?
- How important is it for parent coaches to understand that their
kid will most likely face problems at school from other
- How do you "just be a parent" when on the sideline and
something negative happens?
Help Support the Podcast!
Become a Podcast Champion! …and get FREE access to ALL of
our online courses.
We are now offering you the ability to contribute as a Podcast
for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK its a Venti
Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews,
better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10
per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to
never before released and bonus material, including:
Downloadable transcripts of the podcasts, so you don't have to
crash your car trying to take notes!
A monthly discussion with John, James, Jerry, and other
special guests talking about the previous month's episodes and
answering some of the FAQs we received that month
A code to get free access to our online course called
"Coaching Mastery," usually a $97 course, but yours for free for
becoming a patron.
Access to an online community of coaches like you who are
dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your
questions and share their coaching experiences.
Thank you for all your support these past two years, and a
special big thank you to all of you who become part of
our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our
podcast to the next level. https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions