Obtaining Alignment Between Coaches and Parents


Course Description

This course is designed to help coaches create a partnership with parents toward the end of helping athletes flourish in all 3Dimensions. This course is full of practical insights and strategies to:

  • help coaches align parents to a PURPOSE that transcends issues like playing time and scholarship opportunities
  • layout a PROCESS for building healthy relationships between coaches and parents
  • clarify ROLES between coaches and parents for optimal athlete benefit
  • establish TRUST with both parents and athletes alike

Customer Reviews

Ideally, coaches and parents should work together for the benefit of the athletes. Unfortunately, too often there are rifts in this relationship that create problems for all involved. This course is designed to create a coach and parent partnership that helps solidify team cohesion and ultimately helps the athletes flourish in all three dimensions.

Over the span of 23 modules, this course will guide you through the “Dynamic Model for Cultural Alignment.” Just as all four wheels on a car must be aligned for it to move forward with efficiency, coaches and parents must be aligned on all four “wheels” of this model: Purpose, Process, Roles, and Trust. Along the way, you will learn practical strategies to align each wheel.

Once alignment is obtained, everyone (players, coaches and parents) will benefit from a unified effort and the program will move forward in the right direction.

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 / 5 Stars

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March 30, 2020
great course. Highly recomend
Jochen Schmitges
Athletic Director

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March 26, 2020
This is such an important issue for today'c coach. I appreciate you taking the time to provide so many resources and so much information to help us as coaches navigate this relationship into a positive world. Good stuff!
Ryan Stace

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March 25, 2020
This course has some of the most valuable pieces of advice, and strategies to help coaches work with parents effectively. I wish every undergraduate coach-to-be could learn this information before they hit the coaching world.
Kathy Wiesen
FCA Representative/Former Coach

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March 25, 2020
This course really breaks down the true characteristics that are critical for the coach/parent relationship!!
Jason Estep
Assitant AD/Head Football Coach

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March 24, 2020
This course will help me organize and get our sails aligned. Coaches, parents, and athletes all need to be on the same path in order to allow our athletes to share in a great experience.
Gerard Cederstrom

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March 20, 2020
This course was great! It made me realize that I am doing some good things already within my program when it comes to working with parents and in my pre-season meeting, but also gave me some ideas on how I can improve. Thank you!
Josh Henry

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March 18, 2020
Love this course. Gives you clear ideas for how to build relationships that allow for growth of the athlete.
Matthew Davis
Athletic Director

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March 15, 2020
Should be a mandatory course for coaches
Kevin Grammens
Head Coach

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March 12, 2020
This is a good practical follow up to the 3D certification course
William Rademaker

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March 4, 2020
I would recommend this course for every coach in today's world. It is imperative to build successful experiences for athletes through successful relationships with parents.
Ted Manning
Coach/FCA Rep


How long does this course take to complete?

This course consists of 23 modules and contains about 2 hours worth of content in a series of short videos. You can work entirely at your own pace.

Can I start and stop the training without losing my progress?

Yes. Each module takes an average of 5 minutes to complete. Once you mark a module complete, your progress will be saved and you can resume from that point if you decide to finish the training later.

I’m an administrator and I want ALL of my coaches to be trained in this course. How do I get them enrolled?

Simply contact us and let us know how many licenses you would like to purchase. We will set up a unique code that will allow your coaches to enroll in the course at no cost to them. We will then send you an invoice, and you can pay for them all at once out of your athletic budget, professional development budget, or with donated funds from sponsors. As an administrator, we will give you access to monitor their progress.