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. ——— UNSPORTY PARENTS Decades have passed. But Rich Cooper still vividly remembers standing on a baseball field as a kid, praying the ball wouldn't come to him. He was glad to age out of Little League. Thrilled to leave the torture of gym class behind on high school graduation day. He was done with sports. Then came fatherhood. His athletic little boy wanted dad to teach and coach him. Many uncoordinated parents feel ill-equipped to handle this chapter in their kids' lives. Not to worry, experts say. Support and encouragement are more important than even the most useful tips on throwing a curve ball or executing a tackle. By Melissa Rayworth. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos. ...