Here’s some tips to help kids enjoy their sport!
Keep it fun – don’t take it too seriously.
Emphasise trying hard – not winning.
Be enthusiastic – don’t scream and shout instructions.
Cheer and celebrate good play – on both sides.
Accept decisions with respect – officials are human too, and we all make mistakes.
Allow kids to play for themselves – let them make decisions, on and off the field.
Let coaches do the coaching.
Always remember – volunteers run kids sport.
Think before you speak – your words may harm others.
Step up. Keep it positive.
Step back. Take time out.
© Sport Canterbury