Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.14.15 Coaching Notes: Why (Else) Parents Shouldn’t Criticize Refs

A couple of weeks ago I listened in while a coach I admire reminded his team’s parents not to criticize the referee during a game. He made some really good points of which #1, as he noted, was by far the most important It models poor sportsmanship, directly in front of your own children It gives…