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A Shocking Number of Youth Sports Coaches Are Unqualified for The Gig

A great youth sports experience starts with a great coach. The problem is, the number of great coaches in youth sports seems to be decreasing. Many good ones have simply hung up their clipboard after deciding increasingly overzealous parents weren’t worth the trouble. Going off that, many youth coaches are a parent of a player on the team, and as certain parents have made youth sports a more stressful activity where stats and wins are valued above having fun, the same philosophies have leaked into coaching. Stumble upon a weekend soccer or basketball tournament and you’re bound to find at least one coach “joysticking” their players from the sideline.