There are a lot of tough jobs out there. When you think of what may be the toughest, you are probably correct in assuming it is the President of the United States. When you think in terms of professional sports you will most likely answer the owner or the head coach. When it comes to youth sports, who do you think has the toughest job? It’s not the athlete. It’s not the coach. The toughest job in youth sports is being the parent of the athlete. We all want what is best for our kids but we have such an emotional connection to them and their success, that sometimes we have a hard time staying out of the way.
So how do we become a great sports parent? A good place to start is by emulating someone who has been in the same shoes that you are standing in right now. This former Super Bowl MVP has kids who grew up playing sports at the youth, high school and collegiate level, so if any parent had the right to say anything to their child or their coach, it was him. However, it wasn’t what he said that made him a good sports parent, it is what he didn’t say. It wasn’t him showing up to games and being seen that made him a good sports parent, it was the fact he wasn’t seen. Who is this parent? I can’t give everything away, so tune into the video above and learn how this “Most Valuable Player,” can help make you the “Most Valuable Parent.”