Let the Coaches Coach!
Suppose you are telling your son or daughter – or any other player for that matter – to do something different from what the coach is asking them to do. You may create confusion for the player.
Let the Kids Play!
If they have been well-coached, they know what to do on the field. If they make a mistake, chances are they will learn from it. Players cannot perform tasks at the spur of the moment on the field if coaches/parents are yelling at them.
Make positive comments from the sideline.
Be encouraging. Young athletes do not need to be reminded constantly about their perceived errors or mistakes. Their coach will instruct them at the appropriate time during the game, halftime, or the next training session.
Written by – Clay Ice, Former D-7 Coaching Administrator
Submitted by – Linda SoRelle, D-7 Assistant Commissioner