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DEVELOPING SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY

Parents


Expectation

  • Understand the legal considerations involved with your child as it relates to the game of soccer.
  • You are responsible for bringing with you a Medical Note clearing your child to play the game of soccer, and understand the risks of Concussions in youth Sports
  • Ensure that your child gets to practice on time and games at least half an hour before the game, and that your child is picked up on time after the session is done.
  • To be respectful of all those involved, your child, coach, opponent and officials of the game. (You are also representing the club)
  • Understand that the coach’s decisions are final, and based solely on my best judgment. If at any time, you have any concerns about your child, please feel free to contact me. (I will not discuss anything with a yelling parent)

Code Of Conduct

As a parent, you play an important role in the development of the player.

Through your encouragement and good example, you can help the players learn sportsmanship and self-discipline. At WOW FC, the players learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, and strive to constantly improve on and off the field - all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun.

Support Your Child 
Supporting your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in their team is very important.

Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Teach your child that smart work and an honest effort are very important in achieving their goals and improving their skills.

Always Be Positive 
Parents serve as role models for their children. Be aware of this fact and work to be a positive role model. Applaud good plays by your child's team as well as good plays by the opposing team.

Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports.

Remember: Your Child Wants To Have Fun 
Remember that your child is the one playing soccer, not you. It's very important to let children establish their own goals - to play the game for themselves. Take care not to impose your own standards and goals on them.

Don't put too heavy a burden on your child to win games. Surveys reveal that 72% of children would rather play for a losing team than ride the bench for a winning team.

Children play for the fun of playing.

Reinforce Positive Behavior 
Positive reinforcement is the best way to help your child achieve their goals and overcome their natural fear of failure. Nobody likes to make mistakes. If your child does make one, remember it's all part of learning, so encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished.

Don't Be A Sideline Coach Or Referee 
WOW FC coaches and referees are usually parents just like you. They volunteer their time to help make your child's soccer experience a positive one. They need your support, too.

That means refrain from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines. In a volunteer organization like WOW FC there's always an opportunity to take your interest in coaching or refereeing to the next level and become one yourself!