Oct 22, 2013 Our club hosted tournament, the STAR Forest Park Invitational takes place this weekend. This is a great opportunity for the club, players and our parents and volunteers to shine and present the BEST of STAR SC. It can also be a very stressful time for soccer families, so I wanted to remind everyone to keep the game in perspective. Remember that it should be a fun time, for the players and the parents.
A coaching colleague of mine forwarded the following article to me last week and I thought it appropriate to share with each of you...
Ten Ways You Know You Are a Bad Soccer Parent
By Edwin Torres, YAHOO SPORTS Contributor, April 16, 2012 9:50 AM
Success in youth soccer requires good players, good coaches and good parents. After all, parents have to be just as committed as the players. They need to bring their children to practices and games. They need to provide them with proper equipment. Parents simply need to be supportive.
But sometimes parents can have a negative effect on youth soccer. They can turn a wonderful game into a miserable experience for their children. Here are ten ways to know if you are a bad soccer parent.
10. You are more upset about a loss than your child is.
Every soccer game has a winner and loser. But it is still just a game. Watch your children right after a loss. Chances are they are thinking more about getting ice cream than the result of the game. So move on. There will be another game.
9. You cannot keep quiet during a game.
Some parents cannot keep quiet during a game. They constantly yell at their children from start to finish. Try this experiment at your next game. See if you can go an entire game without uttering a single word. It sounds easy, but you may be in for a surprise. READ MORE