Should I coach my high school child in sports?

for parents Jan 14, 2022

Text: Ann H. Zaprazny – Great Sports Mind
Image: Photo by Alliance Football Club on Unsplash

This is a question many parents ask themselves. 

As parents, we may first ask this question when our child is younger. Your child wants to play a sport that you know and love. Should you coach them? 

 If you choose to coach your child there are several positive benefits. 


You get to: 

  • Share your passion with them. 
  • More time with them. 
  • Volunteer and interact with other youth. 

 You might choose to not coach your child for good reasons.

  • It’s difficult for you to adjust your player intensity for the age group you are coaching
  • It’s challenging for you NOT to be hard on your child. 

Knowing yourself is an important step in the process. I played Division 1 basketball and I was a tad intense when I first started coaching. I am older and wiser now.

One thing that helped me be a better coach, was to understand the different...

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Podcast: What is a Mental Game Coach with Ann Zaprazny on the Derek Volk Show

for parents podcast Dec 14, 2018

Listen in to find out what Mental Game Coaching is and how it can be applied to the field, office, classroom, and personal life.

On Saturday, July 28, 2018 @9am, I had the honor of being interviewed by Derek Volk on The Derek Volk Show. 

You can listen to the interview here. 

It was so great being apart of Derek's Podcast.  He's more than a talk show host, he is a respected business man, community supporter and President of Volk Packaging Corporation in Biddeford, Maine. Volk Packaging is actually the only Maine owned and operated corrugated box manufacturer since 1967! 

In this Podcast I talk about how I got into Mental Game Coaching and why I went from working in the office to work in helping athletes and coaches train their brain for success in sports. I also talk about what Mental Game Coaching is all about and the steps we go through together when someone reaches out for my Mental Game Coaching services. Mental Game Coaching is for...

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