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Sideline Behavior
09/30/2016
To our Darien Soccer Families, "Some people say Soccer is...
CT Cup Policies for Travel
09/27/2016
Click on link for CT Cup Policies.  U11-U15 play.  Good...
Heads Up: Concussions in Youth Sports
04/22/2015
"Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" is designed to help...
 
Sideline Behavior

To our Darien Soccer Families,

"Some people say Soccer is a matter of life or death.  But it isn't.  It's much more important than that" - Bill Shankly (Former Liverpool Coach)

A great quote, but lets keep some perspective...  

A note about sideline behavior:

  1. Avoid "coaching' from the sidelines while watching your child's game.  Do you scream "Send it!" or "Boot it!", not knowing the coach is trying to teach possession of the ball?
  2. Do not criticize the Referee/ Familiarize yourself with the Rules of the Game.  Let the ref call the game.  Please don't scream "Hey Ref".  Often our referees are kids themselves, maybe your neighbor.  Do you really know the handball rule?  Soccer Laws of the Game- http://www.theifab.com/#!/laws
  3. Focus on the benefits of the game rather than the score.  Some of the best games that your child will play and experience, will be losses.
  4. Don't address players on the other team.  Enough said.
  5. Think when interacting with opposing fans.
  6. Save issues with your coach for the next day.  24 hour rule

DSA


by posted 09/30/2016
CT Cup Policies for Travel

Click on link for CT Cup Policies.  U11-U15 play.  Good luck!

 

https://usys-assets.ae-admin.com/assets/969/15/CTCupPol-07-22-16.pdf


by posted 09/27/2016
Heads Up: Concussions in Youth Sports

"Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" is designed to help coaches, parents and fellow athletes recognize the symptoms of a concussion and provides actions that need to be taken when an athlete is showing signs of a concussion.  Materials are available and include:

  • An online training for coaches;
  • A fact sheet for coaches;
  • A fact sheet for athletes;
  • A fact sheet for parents;
  • A magnet with concussion facts for coaches and parents;
  • A poster with concussion facts for coaches and sports administrators; and
  • A quiz for coaches, athletes, and parents.

See here for information:  CDC/Heads Up

Take a concussion training course: Online Training

 

Player/Parent Concussion Awareness Form

 


by posted 04/22/2015

 

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