Originally featured on the Competition & Youth Sports show.
Kids who compete in sports require a lot of support as any soccer mom or basketball dad knows - rides to and from practice, nutritious meals and the financial considerations of uniforms and travel. Coaches, too, provide a lot of support in the form of training and encouragement to their athletes.
Hear more about the importance of parents and coaches in the below, web extra clips (both after the jump):
1. Coaches.mp3 - So, how DO coaches get hired by schools and what makes a good coach? Gary Matthews of the ASAA explains... (2:36)
2. SportParents.mp3 - Matthews and Michael Josephson discuss the important support that parents provide to their athlete-kids... (6:46)