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.