Our friends at Ela Soccer had this posted on their site and we too wish to share with the association. It is pretty much self-explanatory.
Sport, as we all know, is a huge part of today's society, and for me, has been a huge part of my entire life. It has been my involvement in athletics that has taught me the principles of teamwork, discipline, persistency, success, failure and basically has defined my character as a person. Involvement in sport can be fun and a powerful learning experience. Coaches and parents must realize that they hold the key and play a major role in this experience and the level of engagement by our youth today.
We can all agree that life is full of choices and with every choice there comes a consequence. Good choices usually bring good consequences and bad choices always bring bad consequences.
A Responsible Sports Parent fills two key roles:
Teach your child to have fun and enjoy competition. Don't tell him that winning does not count because it does, and he knows it. Instead, help him to develop a healthy competitive attitude toward winning and losing.
This section contains suggestions to help Responsible Sports Parents build effective Coach/Parent Partnerships.