Parent-Coach Communication: A GuideParent/Staff Communication
By: Alfred “Bunky” Dow, Jr.
Director of Athletics/Student Activities
An effective and successful program requires commitment from students, parents, coaches, and advisors. Communication is a vital part of any successful program.
Communication you should expect from your coach:The when and where of practices and contests.
Appropriate concerns to discuss with coaches:
Inappropriate concerns to discuss with coaches:
Communication coaches expect from parents:
Procedure to follow when a concern arises:
Please do not attempt to confront a coach before, during, or following a contest or practice. These are emotional times for both the parent and the coach. This time period does not promote an objective analysis of the situation.
We continue to place an emphasis on communication with our students and parents. We believe this begins with our first meeting of the school year. When everyone understands the direction and philosophy of each program then good communication has begun.