The manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, Mike Matheny, wrote a great open letter to Little League parents:
I always said that the only team that I would coach would be a team of orphans, and now here we are. The reason for me saying this is that I have found the biggest problem with youth sports has been the parents. I think that it is best to nip this in the bud right off the bat. I think the concept that I am asking all of you to grab is that this experience is ALL about the boys. If there is anything about it that includes you, we need to make a change of plans.
It’s worth reading the whole thing, so check it out: Mike Matheny Letter to Parents
(Note: Mike was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers!)