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CR United Soccer Club

Soccer Parenting

Soccer Parenting... What do I need to know?

Being a Soccer Parent at CRU:

  •  Provide necessary transportation for the player(s) to all practices, games, tournaments, and other events.

  •  Ensure players arrive for such events and are picked up on time.

  •  Provide player fees and traveling expense when possible.

  •  Plan vacations, camps, etc. to avoid conflict with scheduled team events. Inform coaches in advance of all absences.

  •  Help with concession stand, fundraising or other events of the team or club.

  •  Provide positive encouragement to players; such as attendance at practices, games, and tournaments, as well as appropriate comments and cheering.

  •  Let the coaches coach and the players play.

  •  Inform the coaches of any special needs a player may have (allergies, injuries, etc).

  •  Provide appropriate feedback to coaches or the club when requested, or as appropriate.

  •  Show respect to all players, opponents, referees and coaches.

  •  Attend parent meetings.

  •  Say only positive things on the sideline.

  •  Communicate with the coach, but not during the game.

  •  Support the team in the area of assigned responsibility, such as game refreshments, transportation, fields, CRU tournaments, publicity, phoning, and out-of -town tournaments.

  •  Win gracefully, not boastfully. Lose without being negative.

  •  Too much competition, too soon, can slow down a child’s progress in skill development.

  •  Make fun and technique development your first priority. Focus on effort – not winning.

  •  Your child’s coach will need all the support and help you can offer. Please make yourself available to volunteer all the time you can spare.

  •  Disagreements with the coach or officials do not belong on the public soccer field. Questions, input and positive suggestions should be voiced to the coach and/or Club in an adult atmosphere (youth players not present).

  •  The overall purpose is to enjoy the game and the opportunity to be with your son or daughter on the field of play.

  •  Support the entire team, not just your child.

  •  Try these questions after the game: Did you have fun? Did you play your best? Did you learn anything to help you in your next game?

  • Be aware of MYSA soccer programs that may help your child’s development such as the Olympic Development Program (ODP).

Contact Us

CR United Soccer Club

P.O. Box 48778 
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55448

Email Us: [email protected]
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