Game day is an exciting experience for everyone concerned, but it is about the players!
Parents have a simple but important role to play; they should encourage and cheer for their team. Their role is to support - not coach - the players. This needs to be made clear from the start of the season otherwise the children are exposed to too much conflicting, subjective and varied instruction.
Please no pep talks before or after the game. The only words you need to say to your child are “Did you have fun?” and “I love watching you play.” Yes, we want them to listen, work hard and compete - trainers and volunteer coaches will manage this expectation.