What is the hardest thing for players and parents to understand in sports? I believe it is playing time. Playing time is not equal for all athletes and can destroy a team if the coach allows it. This week we’ll focus on what the coach needs to do in addressing playing time and what responsibilities parents and players have.
The coach has the most responsibility when it comes to handling playing time. There are key things a coach should do to make sure that everyone is on the same page about playing time. Although these guidelines could be applied to many sports, let’s use high school basketball as an example.