Although amusing this rendering should be taken very seriously. Many people misunderstand their parental role in youth sports. We offer some simple suggestions proven to extend your players youth softball experience. Before the game tell your player the following Have Fun... Play Hard... I Love You... At the conclusion of the game Did you have fun? I'm Proud Of You... I Love You... We then invite you to set up a chair far away from your player and enjoy the game.
Perhaps you possess a better knowledge of the game and have more playing experience than the coach, however you have chosen to remain on the side thus forfeiting your right to instruct your player on the field. I'm sure this is because you have no time to take on the extra responsibilities of coaching. NEWS Flash !!!! The person that stepped up also possesses an insurmountable amount of responsibilities and stress awaiting them at home. Simply put be respectful, which will teach your player to be the same. If you just can't do it ! It is time for you to find a situation that is more to your liking.
" I am simply reinforcing skills or mechanics that were taught by my players instructor" No you are being a distraction and not offering anything constructive. When your player looks over at you after every pitch, they are not looking for instruction, they are looking for parental approval. There is a very big difference, and respectable coaches, organizations and recruiters view it as a giant red flag. Let them play. Let the coaches coach. You watch and enjoy. Provide your input and critique away from the field and away from the team.