I spoke at my first parents’ meeting tonight in Farmington, Minnesota. I only spoke for a few minutes, but I had a blast. Afterward, I had the opportunity to sell BasketCases to parents for the first time. It was extremely rewarding and fulfilling to place this book in the hands of parents and coaches for the first time.
Earlier in the meeting, the Farmington board did a great job of setting parental expectations about playing time and being respectful to the coaches, which I really think is important for any youth basketball board to do. The best line of the night was learning that Farmington has a 24-hour cooling off period if a parent has a beef with a coach. They have to wait one full day before placing that phone call. I immediately plan to work that into my repertoire when a parent or coach has a gripe with me. I can’t wait until I see someone’s face when I tell them that they have a 24-hour cooling off period before they can lodge a complaint. I love it.
I just couldn’t wait for the 24-hour cooling off period before sharing that BasketCases is now in the hands of parents for the first time. Thanks again to all the people who helped me bring this from a concept to a published book in the marketplace.