Why is this important? by rH9YB1

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									Why is this important?
   Soccer is the fastest
    growing sport in America
    for boys and girls
   Potential to be a
    great learning
    experience for the
    participants
   Parents play a vital role in
    their children’s success
Ways Parents Sabotage
              Over-questioning
              Critical comments
              Misguided motivation
              Excessive
               competitiveness
              Unrealistic demands
              Contradictory goals
    Goals
   Provide knowledge of the game
   Demonstrate transferable skills
   Reveal affirming attitudes that
    will maximize your ability to
     • be a positive force on the
       sideline
     • ensure a successful soccer
       experience for your child
     • minimize the potential of
       sabotage
Objectives
   Identify and demonstrate
    appropriate spectator
    behavior
   Demonstrate positive
    influence/force on the
    sideline and promote
    team synergy
   Correctly identify game
    situations/plays
   Correctly identify
    calls/motions by the
    referee
Parental Roles and
Responsibilities

        Roles and Responsibility
         of Successful Soccer




                          Coach
     Player                        Referee

                        Parent
Making positive
contributions
   No coaching from
    the sidelines
   Do not criticize the
    child’s play
   Be their best fan and
    support them
    unconditionally
   After the game,
    focus on the positive
    aspects
Making positive
contributions (cont’d)
               Develop responsibility
                (for uniform, water, ball,
                etc)
               Show respect for the
                facilities at the game
               Do not criticize the
                coach, referee, other
                parents, teammates or
                opponents
               Encourage the child to
                speak with the coach
Making a positive
contribution (cont’d)
   Monitor child’s eating
    and sleeping habits
   Help establish correct
    priorities (i.e. family,
    schoolwork, sports,
    etc)
   Focus on
    performance, not on
    the result
   Support all players
Making a positive
contribution (cont’d)
             Understand/clarify
              coach’s expectations of
              players

             Participate and
              contribute to the group
              to foster teamwork and
              camaraderie
    Game Time
    Etiquette/Protocol
   Show up on time (as dictated by coach)
   Have resources for game and player information
    (i.e. website, schedules, team roster and phone
    list, club information numbers, game
    cancellation procedures, etc)
   Demonstrate conflict management on the
    sidelines (i.e. defusing volatile situations)
   Demonstrate respect/support for all game
    officials and coaches
Coach’s Responsibilities
Include…
 Promote social and moral
  development
 Practice a “positive approach” to
  coaching
 Provide a safe environment to learn
  and grow
 Demonstrate respect for all
  individuals involved in the game
But DO NOT include…
             Babysitting
             Waiting for parents to
              pickup their player
             Ensuring a winning
              season
             Supplying whatever a
              player forgets
             Accommodating
              individual schedules
     Coach’s Expectations of
     Parents….
1.   To respect the coaches,
     referees, players, spectators
     and opponents
2.   To demonstrate positive,
     affirming actions on the
     sidelines
3.   To support their child’s efforts
4.   To NOT coach or berate
     from the sidelines
5.   To participate in the team in a positive
     manner
And Still a Few More
Expectations….
6.    To present all misunderstandings or
      questions directly to the coach at the
      appropriate time
7.    To give their child responsibility for his
      or her conduct and preparation
8.    To have their child to games and
      practices on time
9.    To communicate all schedule conflicts to
      the coach
10.   To NOT interfere with their child’s
      learning process in any way

								
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