When involved in youth sports, parents, coaches and officials have a responsibility to act as role models. As adults what we say and do on the court or field sends a message about appropriate behaviors to the children. When working with children the three bullets below can be used as a checklist to monitor what we say and do.
· Is it right?
· Is it against the rules?
· Is it fair to everyone involved?
Be a good role model
As a coach, you must constantly keep in mind that your actions do, in fact, speak louder than words. No matter what you say, what you do will have an effect on your players. You must do everything you can to show your players what it means to be a good sport by treating opposing players and coaches, officials, team members, and the sport in which you participate with respect. Please take some time to review the articles below.
It is our hope that the continued action of praying together will foster fellowship, respect, sportsmanship and dignity of players, coaches, parents, and officials. We wish you the best of luck in the upcoming season.
Please bless today’s game, our opponent, our team, and all watching our play. Thank you for the opportunity to compete and bring out the best in each other. May we play hard and fair. Please keep everyone safe from injury and harm. – Amen.