Human nature wrote:
The laws of human nature and human attraction are in play. I agree that being more formal strengthens the gap between athlete and coach. It’s not a cure. But there is a very real saying that “player’s coaches get fired”. They don’t always get fired for impropriety but you cannot be too friendly with athletes because the first time you have to decoupling them their reaction is worse because their minds you are “friends”.
If you don’t understand this concept then you do not coach.
I have been coaching more years then you have been alive. There is a big difference between friends and molesters. If you don't understand that concept then you have never had friends.