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A Coach’s Toughest Opponent? Parents

It’s the push to land athletic scholarships.

Source: The Seattle Times

Last year, parents from five Cascade Conference (Wash.) schools influenced their football coaches to forfeit games against Archbishop Murphy due to safety concerns, putting the Everett private school in the national spotlight.

More than player talent and facilities, parents and their behavior toward coaches might be the biggest factor in the success of a high-school sports programs, according to those interviewed for this story. And what’s driving this divide between parents and coaches? Many say it’s the push to land athletic scholarships.

Check out this story in the Seattle Times, and share your experiences in dealing with parents.

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