How can I manage the expectations of parents?

The question this week comes from Dave:

I am coaching an U14 side who are in the second year of 11 v 11 football. I am struggling to cope with the parents as many of them seem to interfere or have unrealistic expectations. How can I get them on board and get them to understand what I am trying to work on?

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James Vaughan
James Vaughan
James Vaughan is a Co-founder of Player Development Project and currently based in Barcelona where he is working towards his PhD in Creativity & Motivation in Football.
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