Shhhhhh! This is a SOCCER FIELD!
Whether their kids play football, basketball, baseball or soccer, some parents just can’t keep their opinions—and their loud voices—out of the game. It’ll be a different story this weekend in the D.C. area, when about 6,000 kids will play soccer without any unsolicited coaching from their parents on the sidelines.
An event called Silent Soccer is being organized by D.C. Stoddert Soccer, a non-profit travel and recreational soccer club for kids in the Washington, D.C. area. Both boys and girls play in the league, and they range in age from pre-kindergarten to high school.
During Silent Soccer, the organization says coaches will only offer positive, encouraging feedback to players, and parents are being asked not to speak—but instead, to support their kids on the field in non-verbal ways.
Parents and coaches are allowed to cheer for good plays by clapping or whistling. Coaches are asked to limit all feedback during the match, providing coaching at the start of the match, at the half, and when it’s over.
What are your thoughts on this!?
Source: Fox 5