We have all been there before. Maybe you got a bit exited about your kids
soccer game. You enthusiastically were cheering or maybe yelling, just a
bit too much. We have all done it, got caught up in the moment of supporting
your kid playing soccer at age 8.
So for all of the sideline parents out there, which one are you ?
For Fun, we want to see which sideline parent you are so we came up with a list.
Did we miss any ? We love our parents and all that they do, even their passion
on the sidelines. They truly make sacrifices so we can keep playing and are always trying to help our youth sports athletes.
So which sideline parent are you ?
The Yeller Sideline Parents
There are always a couple of parents that yell the whole time. They are always yelling something, usually the wrong directions to their player. Sometimes they just yell at their player or at the coach or at the ref. In some cases, they yell at everyone if things don’t go their kids way.
The Car Ride Home Sideline Parents.
This parent can’t wait to say something on the car ride home. There have been numerous articles about the ride home and the impact on players. Sometimes it is ok to say nothing. Or just wait until the player wants to talk. And sometimes ice cream helps everything . Make new ritual of getting their favorite snack so every time they play, you have something fun to do after the game.
The “Coach” Sideline Parents.
“Pass the ball !” Are you the parent that feels the need to coach from yhe sideline ? As a youth sports coach of field hockey, basketball, softball, it was always a tough situation. Remember that we are coaching too and sometimes you may not have the whole picture of what is best for the team. Trust your coach and the process. Our goal is always to have your player in mind.
The Snack Provider Sideline Parents.
When my son was 5 years old , he played soccer. It was easy to sign up and kept him running around for 2 hours. Well he loved it. It was worth the $ 75.00 I spent on the program. His favorite part was the snack time and usually there were grapes. If you are the snack parent , thank you for keeping the 10 minutes in the middle or end of practice and games for snacks.
The Hider ( just want to watch my player play )
Are you the parent that hides from other parents ? Ha ! We caught you. Maybe you just want to enjoy the game and not get caught up in the crazy world of youth sports. It is ok, hide away and just pat your player on the back when they are done and grab some ice cream.