BEING A POSITIVE SPORT PARENT
It is important to be supportive and respectful, not only of your child, but also of the others on the team and of the coaches. As a parent, you have the power to help shape your youth athlete’s attitude about sports.READ MORE
SIDELINE ETIQUETTE: 6 TIPS TO MAKE YOUTH SOCCER BETTER FOR PARENTS AND PLAYERS
When playing in a game, youth soccer players’ minds are focused on making split-second decisions as they maneuver around and survey the field. Every once in a while, however, a player’s attention may be drawn to his or her hyper parent yelling instructions or making a scene from the sideline. While parents’ actions may simply be the result of wanting the best for their child, their behavior can have a negative effect on their young athlete’s enjoyment of the game.READ MORE
PARENTS ON THE SOCCER SIDELINE
...It is hard to imagine too many people who would look into a mirror and admit that they are staring at “that parent”. Yet all I have to do is refer to “that parent” and you probably know who I am talking about and to what behaviors I am referring.READ MORE
“I Can Do Better!” Youth Soccer Referees Need Support – Not Harassment.
...Contempt and disrespect towards game officials continues to plague both sidelines, from disgruntled spectators who feel that everything is being called against their team; to screaming coaches who seem to have a better view from 60 yards away.READ MORE