The role of a K4C Soccer parent is a vital one. With your support your child will be able to have a successful season. We encourage you to come alongside us as we strive to provide a positive learning experience for these players. Below are some ways in which we can work together to foster a fun, safe environment for all.
Encourage good sportsmanship
Be supportive and cheer for your child. I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for ALL players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or any other team event. Encourage your child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect, regardless of age, race, sex, creed, or ability. I will do the same.
Foster a positive environment
Refrain from yelling out negative comments at the players, coaches, officials, members of the other teams, and the other parents. Do not use profanity at any practices or games. Provide support for coaches and officials working with my child to provide a positive, enjoyable experience for all. Do your best to make youth sports fun for my child.
Let the coach’s coach
Refrain from coaching your child or any player on the team from the sidelines Show support for the coach’s decisions for the team. You have entrusted the care of your player to these coaches and they need to be free to do their job. If players have too many coaches, it is confusing for them and their performance usually declines.
Support and root for all players on the team and field
Foster teamwork. Your child’s teammates or opponents are not the enemy. When they are playing better than your child, your child now has a wonderful opportunity to learn. Encourage your child and the team and have only positive things to say on the soccer field. Put the game in perspective and not put winning above the well being of my child or the team.
Fans positioning at games
Please cheer with fellow family and friends on the opposite side of the field from the players and coaches. This allows players and coaches to focus more on in-game tasks as well as a clear distinction for players as to where the coaches’ voice will come from.
Encourage your child to practice at home
It is important if your child is to reach their full potential that they practice their skills at home. Encourage them to spend at least 15 minutes every day touching the ball-you will be amazed how quickly their ball skills improve.
Each member of our teams is important to the success of the team. Help your child learn the value of commitment by supporting your child and their team by arriving at practices and games on time and communicating with your coach in advance if you have a conflict.
Matthew 18 Principle
Communicate in an honest and respectful manner with the coach and the club. Refrain from speaking negatively to others or gossiping about K4C coaches or teams. Go directly to your coach if you have concerns or comments. Do not approach your coach after a practice unless you have set up a meeting to do so. Give your coach 24 hours before contacting him/her after a game. Speak directly to the K4C directors about any concerns you may have and refrain from negative talk with others who are not part of the solution.
Support our program
Get involved. Volunteer. Help with setting up or cleaning up the field. Tell others about K4C Soccer at school, church, in your neighborhood. Support another child financially to participate in the program.