I played basketball for several years as a boy with a big, tall kid who was pretty decent. His dad always talked about how he’d be playing at a big-time college one day, and was a fixture at all our games

But pretty early on in high school it became apparent my friend didn’t have actually much future in basketball; he’d stopped growing early and it was clear his skills would never catch up to compensate

Around this same time, my friend’s boastful dad fell out of his son’s life. It was sad to see, and painful for my friend

Now, with kids heading back to school, a summer study confirms what anyone who’s spent time coaching youth teams could easily tell you themselves: Too many high school sports parents are completely and totally deluded Read more…

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Study confirms high school sports parents are completely deluded