Look, I fully understand the desire for a HS coach to make a few extra dollars by running a summer camp for his/her players, or even offering to tutor a kid in the off-season for pay.
But even though these practices have become rampant pretty much everywhere, I must tell you that they sound alarm bells for me. Because when a coach, in effect, starts to take money from a kid or a kid’s parent to be trained, or for the key’s tuition to attend the coach’s summer camp, that sets up the potential for all sorts of conflicts of interest.
Such as: “Coach, I paid you good money to work with my daughter this past spring…but she’s not on the starting team. Why did I pay you all the money?” Or “Coach, my kid is playing travel baseball in August. He wants to come to your soccer camp, but there’s a conflict in his schedule…will he be penalized that he doesn’t come to your soccer camp?”
You get the idea….these are unnecessary issues that coaches and parents just don’t need. I would ask local school boards and HS athletic directors to review all of their policies regarding their coaches and their getting paid for outside gigs.