Since 2006, I have seen the trials and tribulations parents must FIRST understand, OFTEN endure and ultimately LEARN to accept.  Many MANY parents do not understand the sensitive nature of their kid’ athletics, the many moving parts, and how their kids interact with their chosen sport, teammates and coaches.


The outcomes are often negative, with hurt feelings, loss of control and a blame game that is unhealthy for ALL, especially the kids.


WATCH THIS VIDEO: 4:30    “….sometimes they can embarrass me.  Like  a LOT…..”


As I do with the players, Basics GUIDE for PARENTS will go directly to the ROOT of the issues.   Openness and honesty is required.  There will be ZERO JUDGEMENT on my part, I will simply listen and then apply well known coping principles to the issues that are raised.


Imagine having a firm grasp of the many variables and greater control of the unfettered emotions that define youth sports?  You and your child will benefit greatly from this service.




This GUIDE for PARENTS is only with Coach McGannon.



  • At any given moment, your self-image as the parent of a young athlete is like a running total of all the thoughts you have about yourself, your child, his/her team and the coaches/administration.  Treat BOTH yourself and the interested parties with respect.
  • If your self-image is poor as a sports parent, work on it as you would your physical fitness, seeking steady, gradual improvement.
  • Thinking confidently about your child and your responsibility as a sports parent should be no different than thinking honestly about these same positions.
  • During the game, there is no evaluating.  There is no judging. There is no anticipating the result. There is only trust and acceptance.
  • The single best thing you can say to your child AFTER the game is “I LOVE to watch you play.” 


Pictured below: Coach McGannon caddying for Arnold Palmer in the 1994 US Senior Open in Pinehurst.  Coach played professional golf for 5 years, attempting the PGA Tour qualifying school twice.  This experience was FILLED with mental strength training exercises which will be shared and taught with this service.  For golf junkies only; short story “Arnie and me


  • All sessions are 1 hour in length.  $95
  • Either or BOTH parents may attend 


Contact Coach McGannon with questions or to schedule appointment at (616) 402-1600 or [email protected].[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1029″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]