How to become a great sports dad

Food for thought for all of us in Squash

For The Win

It’s easy to be a great sports dad. Unfortunately, it’s just as easy to become a terrible one. With Father’s Day approaching FTW lists 11 ways to become the former and avoid being the latter.

1. Your child is not getting a college scholarship.

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Go in with that mentality, please. If he or she happens to be good enough to get one, fantastic. But don’t think of your chid’s fun activities as something that’s going to save you money down the road. If that’s your primary goal when signing Junior up for first-grade basketball, you’re going to take the fun out of all of it, for both you and your child.

2. Don’t bother the coach. Ever.

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I don’t care if you played midfielder for your Division II college. I don’t care if you played midfielder for a team that won the Division I national championship. I don’t care…

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Published by millmansquash

Richard Millman, a world renowned Squash Professional, has trained children, high school students, and adults to achieve all levels of proficiency and realize the enjoyment they derive from squash. A multiple time National Coach for the United States, Richard has steered many teams to championships and successes! His students include British Junior Open Champion, Michelle Quibell, as well as multiple National junior and adult champions. With his wife Pat, England’s 2010 Captain of the Ladies over 55+ team, and 2010 US National Champion over 55, Richard brought his vision and enthusiasm for this sport to the United States. A regular contributor to Squash Magazine, Richard is also the co-author of "Raising Big Smiling Squash Kids," with Georgetta Morque, and "Angles, A Squash Anthology." Richard's 30 year love for Squash is infectious. His love for kids is infectious. Put these two loves together, and you can't help but want to get involved as well.

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