In Soccer America Magazine in June 2008, Mike Woitalla highlighted the many unexpected surprises that can happen on the youth soccer field, including a trio of ducks landing on the field. He also chronicled the fully expected loud and emphatic cheers and suggestions by well-meaning parents and coaches. However, Woitalla points out that these cheers are not often beneficial for the players and the parents.
to read this months's parent education aricle, How the screaming hurts.
The US Youth Soccer Coaching Department, in cooperation with the Coaching and Recreational Committees, created the Positive Parenting DVD, a 'View from the Sidelines'. The department developed a teaching tool designed for administrators, coaches, parents and anyone who cares about children to assist them in providing a positive learning atmosphere for our children. The DVD assists adults in helping young players play and keeping the fun in youth sports. Get your copy today at the US Youth Soccer Online Store