This weekend a father from Michigan sent me an article in the Detroit News about a highly successful high school basketball coach in his daughter's league who had just quit as a result of what the newspaper described as "extreme parental interference."
He wanted to know what I would suggest to the coach, who happened to be a personal friend.
Coaches who don't have problems with pushy parents tend to be the great
communicators; they let them know where they stand early, before
the season even starts, at a preseason meeting.