Ahhhhhh! Coaching Your Own Kids

I tell folks one of the hardest things to raised by or to be is a PK (Pastor’s Kid), TK (Teacher’s Kid) , or CK (Coach’s Kid). I was the son of a coach and the grandson of a teacher. The standards are high and everyone thinks you are getting it easy.  Yeah right! I still remember to this day when I got in trouble in school and my grandmother spanked me in front of the whole school. Okay I deserved it, but couldn’t we wait until we left. (LOL)

So what’s the topic? Recently,  I went to dinner with a fellow coach after a meet last week.  We spent the night telling each other stories about coaching our own kids over the years. From the tears, tirades, and tantrums you snuff out – yes sometimes your own –  as you try to maintain that crazy balance between being a Dad, coaching your own kid, and coaching everyone else.  Having trained & coached my kids through the process in basketball, soccer, track, and football at the various levels including high school, boy do I have memories and stories!  I want to hear from all of you coaches and kids of coaches out there with your great stories, experiences, and memories. What are yours?

About askcoach

A Former student-athlete, performance trainer, inventor, public speaker and businessman, Coach Nick dedicated himself to help other student-athletes transform their lives before, during and after sports. To ensure student-athletes and their families use sports instead of sports using them. Coach Savage has trained or spoken nationally to thousands of student-athletes and coaches. As the inventor of the Savage Hill, Coach Nick has trained some of the top teams in the nation. He continues to fight for kids opportunities to achieve through sports and beyond.
This entry was posted in Coach's Lockerroom, Parent Tips - The Living Room Chat. Bookmark the permalink.

37 Responses to Ahhhhhh! Coaching Your Own Kids

  1. Danny Martin says:

    My sons are young and the hardest thing for me is how hard do I push them. After graduating from Morgan State with a Physical Education Degree it is extremely hard to watch bad coaching. 18 years of coaching kids who can I trust with my children more than I trust myself? I want the best out of them but I wonder do I push too hard or if I’m pushing hard enough? I know if they are never challenged they will not compete. It’s hard being a coach but I wouldnt trade it for anything in the world;but, being a Dad.

    • Nick says:

      I know what u mean Danny! When I’m on the field, court, track, etc. it’s like my musician cuzzin told me once. He plays the bass and he is in the zone he just disappears during the jam session. When I’m coaching and the kids are tuned in no matter the age on the sport, it’s like magic. All of the madness of overbearing parents, traffic, bills, and hardship go away when you see a kid blossom or just get IT. It’s just more special when it’s your own kid. The problem I have sometimes I expect it from my kids and probably don’t celebrate long enough when they get IT sometimes. When they don’t get IT; I may not let the situation go fast enough. For example, my son didn’t run a complex pass pattern correctly in the rain one day when he was younger; After prodding him several times, I told I would demostrate myself. Apparently he knew it was more slippery than I did. So I ran the pattern, slipped and tore my ACL. :-0 Ouch!!! Hard way 4 me 2 learn…I should’ve moved on. :-)

  2. Nick says:

    Yeah Danny I agree…I wouldn’t trade coaching my kids for the world. As with most Coaches I doubt if u have to worry about being too ez on them. We usually r 2 hard on them…The only time I see it too ez is when the Coach is really not a coach — they r parents trying to coach…at some we usually do have to let go so they can step out of our shadow…besides you can keep moving if they r successful we have to have our lives and take care of the next kid or surrogate kid if we r true 2 the trade. Outside of coaching to spend time with my kids, I usually coached because somebody else didn’t know how…when I wanted to rest or run my business! Morgan State huh? I a Bmore boy…luv 2 hear ur story…Nick

  3. backlinks says:

    Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  4. An Nice post with lots of food for thought.

  5. I just want to tell you that I am just very new to blogging and site-building and certainly savored you’re blog. Most likely I’m going to bookmark your blog . You definitely have incredible stories. Bless you for revealing your website page.

  6. An engrossing discussion is designer account. I imagine that you should pen solon on this theme, it strength not be a inhibition field but generally people are not sufficiency to utter on much topics. To the next. Cheers like your Ahhhhhh! Coaching Your Own Kids | askcoachnick.com.

  7. Amazing YouTube video clips posted at this web page, I am going to subscribe for daily updates, as I don’t wish for to miss this series.

  8. Respect to website author , some good information . “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” by Malcolm Stevenson Forbes.

  9. kadry says:

    Very intreresting blog. It was very useful. I was looking exaxtly for this. Thank you for your effort. I hope you will write more such interesting posts.

  10. Colby Venzke says:

    Thanks for the fantastic post. I found it really insightful, keep up the great work.

  11. This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  12. I don’t even know the way I stopped up right here, however I thought this submit was great. I don’t recognise who you’re however certainly you are going to a famous blogger when you aren’t already. Cheers!

  13. I hardly leave a response, but i did a few searching and wound up here Ahhhhhh! Coaching Your Own Kids | askcoachnick.com. And I actually do have 2 questions for you if it’s allright. Is it just me or does it look as if like some of these responses look like written by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are writing at other social sites, I would like to keep up with everything new you have to post. Would you list of all of your community sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

    • Abhay says:

      anything for almost a inumte. Finally someone said that he was thinking about the issue. It turned out that the group was at a quiet, self-reflective point. My perception did not meet their reality. Like many have said here, we have to be careful to ask questions that impose our perceptions rather than gauging the group’s reality. Asking questions like Donna’s would elicit constructive responses that would lead both the coach and the group to the actual issue and resolution.

  14. topsoil says:

    F*ckin’ remarkable things here. I am very glad to see your post. Thanks so much and i am looking forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  15. Darius Bjorn says:

    Sorry, but I debate with this upload. I do really enjoy your particular website however and will keep on moving once more for updates.

  16. selena069 says:

    I think that everything posted made a lot of sense. But, what about this? suppose you wrote a catchier title? I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your blog, but suppose you added a title that grabbed people’s attention? I mean Ahhhhhh! Coaching Your Own Kids | askcoachnick.com is kinda vanilla. You might look at Yahoo’s front page and note how they create article titles to grab viewers interested. You might add a video or a related picture or two to get readers interested about what you’ve got to say. In my opinion, it might make your posts a little bit more interesting.

  17. Caroline says:

    i will get in touch with this post and site as well , giving this kind of post is really happy. looking for someone here. anyway waiting for another post here.http://www.calculadoradocidadao.com

  18. click here says:

    Thank you a tremendous post, would read your particular others content. thanks for your thoughts for this, I felt a lttle bit strike by this article. Thanks again! You wanna make a great aspect. Has fantastic report here. I feel if a greater number of people consideration for it that way, they’d have a better time have the hold ofing the issue.

  19. a great deal lately with my father so hopefully this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed! mortgage banker new york

  20. I was just doing some web browsing on my Drioid during my free time at work , and I happened across something I thought was interesting . It linked to your site so I clicked over. I can’t really figure out the relevance between your site and the one I came from, but your site good none the less .

  21. Dilza says:

    really nice article, very impressive. thanks for posting.http://www.hotwheelsjogos.net

  22. Good day very cool website!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also?I’m satisfied to find numerous helpful information here in the submit, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  23. Edythe Ploss says:

    Maybe you can go have a chat with some of the people causing problems who are in your neck of the woodsor maybe go on a road trip?

  24. Some great points, thank you

  25. Conference says:

    What a good post. Thank you and keep up the good posts!

  26. Johnk955 says:

    Thanks so much for sharing all with the awesome info! I am looking forward to checking out far more posts! deaabekadfkf

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>