- A Player’s Message to Parents
Thanks for coming to support me today.
As my friends and I play,
I want you to remember a few things please –
I am here to have fun, please encourage me and all other players no matter which team we play for.
You are representing me; please do not embarrass me by being negative, shouting r swearing.
Please do not stand too close to the pitch, this can distract me from my game and I can’t concentrate properly.
Please do not question the referee’s decision; our coaches will give us help if we need it.
Do not coach me from the side, my coach is here to teach me and too many Instructions will confuse me.
I think doing my best and learning to play is more important than winning. Do not tell me the score; tell me to have fun.
Praise me for good skills, sportmanship, discipline and effort. These are things that make me a real winner.
Do not criticise my mistakes as I will be scared to try things again. Mistakes will ake me better as I can learn from them.
Please do challenge any spectators that behave the wrong way. Tell them that we on’t allow negative behaviour.
We have a responsibility to look after our environment, please do not drop litter. Take it home or put it in a bin.
I hope to make you proud of me.
Please make me proud of you as well.