As a college coach, I so often get asked about the role of parents in the raising of a baseball player.
People often assume that the parents of the players on our college team are hard to deal with, but the reality is that nothing could be further from the truth. On occasion, we have a parent who can be trouble, but, for the most part, the kids progress to the college level because their parents get it, as opposed to those who don’t.
However, I also interact with parents in many other ways from camps, lessons, recruiting, coaching my own son (from his Little League days and on his way into high school). So, I have seen the full gamut of parenting and some of it is not pretty.
So, if parents do indeed help their sons’ playing careers, here are six things the best baseball parents do: