Bolton Soccer

Posted May 9, 2018

Welcome Parents of the Bolton Soccer Club Players

It is our belief that a Soccer Team is made up of the players, the coaches and the parents.  This is a requirement to having a good team.  Each must be an active participant and each has a unique role.  We don't expect coaches to be parents and we don't expect parents to be coaches.  If you want to coach, we are always looking for coaches and assistant coaches and encourage every parent to give it a try.  It is a very rewarding experience and can be valuable time spent with your kids.  We strongly recommend you to give it a try.

 
 So what is the role of a parent on the team?

  • First and foremost...be a parent.  You already know how to do that, so I won't elaborate.
  • Assist the coaches however you can.  Don't be afraid to ask how you can help.
  • Talk frequently with your kids about soccer and their experience.  Practice with them and let them show you what they're learning.
  • Be supportive and show good sportsmanship at games.

 

Avoid yelling verbs. When you are watching a competition you should enthusiastically support all the players.  Cheer their effort and successes, but if you are yelling verbs like run, throw, kick, pass, you are being a coach versus being a parent.