Common sense, as well as multiple research studies, leads us to believe that the parental influence is a major factor in the development of a student athlete.
Yet, I have been in countless conversations where coaches claim that a parent is crazy and have done very little to change this.
The parental motives, education and experiences will massively impact the environment to which the junior athlete is exposed. They will also impact their initial temperament, behavior and, eventually, their personality. These factors are highly linked to performance.