Episode #24: 6 Ways for Parents to Give Coaches Great Feedback

What You’ll Hear in Today’s 15-Minute Huddle:

If your athlete’s coach calls a parent meeting, what do you expect to hear from them? What do you think they would like to hear from you?

On today’s episode we talk to JP Nerbun (founder of Thrive On Challenge, speaker, writer, culture coach and menttor) about the athlete/coach/parent relationship and what we can ALL do to support each other.

  • J.P. share his journey as an athlete, coach and now as the founder of Thrive On Challenge and author of the book, Calling Up: Discovering Your Journey to Transformational Leadership
  • J.P. talks about how reading Calling Up provides principles that parents can do with their athlete.
  • J.P talks about the mistakes he made as a coach because he didn’t engage the parents.
  • We discuss the Six Ways for Parents to Give Coaches Great Feedback
  • J.P. talks about “magical feedback”…what it is and what it does and how to use.
  • We discuss how a parent meeting can be something we look forward to instead of something we dread.


J.P. Nerbun is a mentor, writer, coach, and sports consultant, husband, and father. He played basketball at the University of South Carolina and after playing in college, moved to Ireland, where he got his teaching degree in physical education and sports science at the University of Limerick, one of the top universities in Europe for sports education.

He coached for over 12 years in Ireland, Lithuania, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. During my time in Ireland, I coached over 30 teams in five years. In a nutshell, I’ve coached a lot of basketball!

By being thrown into head coaching positions at nearly every level imaginable (including professional, collegiate, and high school), he gained an incredible level of experience—the best of which being his many experiences with failure! Having worked with men and women at various levels, with diverse backgrounds, and across all sports, he understands how to apply the principles, systems, and strategies to build a transformational culture.

Links & References:

You can find J.P.’s resources here:

Website: https://thriveonchallenge.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jpnerbun

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jpnerbun/
Podcasts: https://thriveonchallenge.com/podcasts/

Book: https://thriveonchallenge.com/books/


We love hearing from you!

If you have a question about today’s episode (or want to suggest a topic for the podcast), you can email me at beth@sportsmomsunited.com or head on over to the Sports Moms United Facebook Community

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