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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April 23, 2020
Excellent course from start to finish!
Quarrell Whittington

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April 21, 2020
I don't know if there is a perfect science/formula on how to deal with parents, but this course has great content in how to build a relationship with parents, gain their trust and ultimately have them help you to build a program.
Rob Ralph

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April 17, 2020
This course provides some great reminders and reinforcement from previous modules. Many great examples from coaches that gave my ideas to improve the quality of experience I can help provide for all athletes on the team.
Dennis Erik Haakenson, Jr.

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April 16, 2020
I found this course informative.
Kelly McGraw

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April 11, 2020
Very informational! Lots of information to take back!
Tyson Kruse
Baraboo High School

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April 1, 2020
This was my first year coaching at this school. This training made me think of all the things I did right and what I could improve on. Thanks for pumping me up again to do a great job for the next season.
Joan Mohr

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March 31, 2020
Remarkable. Will take many pieces back to work with me
Brian Rado
Athletic Director

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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


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.