How to Be a Positive Sports Parent

  • Think of your child's playing field as a classroom and respect it
  • Make only positive, encouraging comments to the players on both teams
  • Remember that making mistakes is part of the learning process
  • Focus on fun and participation rather than winning and losing
  • Discuss concerns with the officials or the coach away from the players
  • Reinforce the coach's instructions by practicing at home with your child
  • Know that positive reinforcement is the key to improvement