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How to Recognize An Athlete-Centered Coach with Bill Patton

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Welcome to Season 8, Episode 29, of the ParentingAces Podcast! My guest this week is Coach Bill Patton, and we discuss the concept of the athlete-centered coach.

Most Tennis Parents struggle with identifying the “right” coach for their child and may make several “wrong” choices along the way. In this week’s episode, Bill talks with us about what an athlete-centered coach is, why these coaches may be preferable to others in the field, and how parents can recognize the difference.

Bill has written several books over the past few years, even co-authoring one with Yours Truly. Most of them are available on the ParentingAces shop at But, to order his latest, The Athlete-Centered Coach, click here. To buy an autographed copy of Bill’s latest book, email him directly at [email protected].

Subscribe to Bill’s YouTube Channel here.

For those interested in learning more about the Omni Athlete concept, Bill will be at its upcoming event July 19-21, 2019. Find out more here.

Bill mentions the Sports, Energy, and Consciousness Group. To find out more about them, click here.

And to read Reno Manne’s Facebook post which Bill and I reference in our discussion, click here.

As always, a big thank you to my son, Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season! You can find more of his music at If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels: FacebookTwitterInstagram.

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