Gordon MacLelland, Founder and CEO, Working with Parents in Sport
“We all know that organized chaos tends to lead to the best coaching sessions"
You can’t blame parents for being excited to go watch their kids play sports. Instead of “dealing” with parents, Gordon MacLelland, founder of Working With Parents in Sport and Author of the Sporting Do’s and Don’t handbook for parents, engages and involves parents in the athletics process to ensure success for the teams he works with. In this heartwarming talk, Gordon discusses proactive communication with parents and the importance of organized chaos.
Gordon is also a Fan Fave Replay for our Winter 2018 Youth Sports Summit
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Table of Contents
0:42 - Guest Intro
1:15 - Gordon's Background
5:17 - Working With Parents in Sport
12:14 - Gordon's Kids
14:09 - Networking
15:43 - Engage, Gordons Newest Pocketbook
22:40 - Why do Parents Become so Involved?
25:25 - What Would He do Differently if He could go Back to the Beginning of His Coaching Career
29:26 - Ownership
34:07 - Officials
41:18 - Top 3 Issues in Youth Sport
46:40 - E-Gaming
49:40 - Competition
50:56 - Resources
54:40 - #1 Tip for Coaches to Shave 5 Years Off Their Learning Curve