What are your experiences/thoughts when parents coach from the sideline? One thing is coaching your kid (which is wrong) but worse coaching and instructing other kids? Was recently on the side where a parent decided to instruct my daughter and it didn’t sit well since I don’t even coach my kid during games. Anyone else experience this?
I've seen and heard it all both on girls and boys side. From my experience parents are more vocal during the Academy ages, while some parents are just loud and obnoxious.
I coached my older kid from the sidelines a moderate amount at the academy ages. As age and improvement happened I have said very little (occasionally if focus or effort seems off I will verbally prod to wake her up and encourage if I see some amazing play to "keep it up" or more of that). With the younger child I often yell to run or pay attention or get back to help on defense. As Ultimatedad said if your kid doesn't move then expect to hear an earful (in my case I aim that at MY OWN CHILD). My younger child's coach encourages my child to listen to me and has said he is fine with me coaching her when she is on the parent side of the field. Generally I try to avoid it when I can but if she is hurting the team I am going to tell her to move her butt. I don't think it is appropriate to coach another person's child. Exception is when the kid asks for help (has happened to me before). Really I don't think it is appropriate to reprimand or advise someone else's kid on anything though unless help is solicited or you are in charge of that child for the moment.
Post by soccerloafer on Dec 4, 2019 20:00:25 GMT -5
It's pretty much a lose-lose, but we still do it. Parents should never make negative comments about a player other than their own (and even those aren't great). Most comments should be generic and directed at your own kid - work harder, check faster, mark tighter, whatever.
Where it gets hard is when the actual coach isn't doing their job and you see things that are easily corrected - playing a diagonal ball instead of a flat pass, winger not getting wide enough, someone refusing to play negative and turning into pressure, defenders flat and tight instead of dropped in proper shape. Things the coach should fix and doesn't. That's when I have a hard time keeping my coach voice inside my head and it comes out.
Post by soccernoleuk on Dec 6, 2019 19:48:47 GMT -5
I have yet to attend a game and not hear coaching from the parent sideline. Most of the time it isn't even correct coaching.
One story I heard about recently had me shaking my head. A team we have friends associated with has a parent that is over the top coaching everyone from the parent sideline. At halftime the coach asked some players why they weren't doing what they practiced during the week. They all answered it was because the parent on the other sideline was telling them to do things differently.
IMO it is dumb. I do not see you coaching your kid in social studies class. Butt it is part of yute soccer so not going away
1) there are people that do their kids' homework so (not that I think that is good or right) 2) some parents DO help their kids understand concepts for school (quiz them on multiplication, check grammar, help with pronunciation of foreign languages, help them prepare for tests) particularly if their teacher is lacking.
If a coach isn't teaching the players to do the right thing, especially at the younger ages, I think it is fine to coach from the sidelines as long as you are sticking to your own kid and you are not doing it constantly...just a statement here and there. Even the best coaches can't see every player on the field at once.
honeybadger: So do y'all play out of the Fowler location? Maybe we will scrimmage over this fall break? Have we played y'all this season in a tournament? If we do play y'all, we'll have to talk on the sideline!!
Sept 25, 2019 19:35:44 GMT -5
slickdaddy96: who are you speaking to honeybadger? I'm confused....
Sept 26, 2019 7:17:14 GMT -5
southside steve: KIESS resigned
Oct 1, 2019 15:07:44 GMT -5
atl44: Where did you hear that? When did he resign?
Oct 1, 2019 15:40:52 GMT -5
southside steve: e-mail sent to me. from GA SOCCER. i assume it was sent to all members: Steve Keiss has resigned his position as President of the Georgia Soccer Board of Directors. The Georgia Soccer Board would like to thank Steve for his 12 years of service to the Board
Oct 2, 2019 7:59:33 GMT -5
JJQ90: SK did resign, are there more to follow?
Oct 7, 2019 9:25:08 GMT -5
soccerdriver4: Georgia Soccer and NL need a jump start. SCCL needs promotion/relegation, and better communication a must. Too much last minute stuff.
Oct 7, 2019 15:24:50 GMT -5
no news: SK is a lifetime member and still an ODP coach. Perhaps he is just moving on without anything more to it
Oct 7, 2019 19:30:16 GMT -5
Question: Why is soccer in Georgia and most other states fragmented and can it be fixed?
Oct 12, 2019 9:34:48 GMT -5
atlfutboldad: Why? Poor management/oversight from USYS. Can it be fixed? Doubtful, clubs don't want it fixed. It would take directive from the *weak* USSF.
Oct 15, 2019 17:27:06 GMT -5
SCCLparent: The more I begin to understand the soccer scene the more I realize how fragmented and diluted every league is. Why so many? Business? I doubt one is better than the other. Certainly not good for competition. Not good.
Nov 18, 2019 23:05:13 GMT -5
toddga675: There will be more fragmentation to come. SCCL will expand into more divisions. Georgia Soccer will counter with more leagues. USL will bring Academy divisions. ECNL will add another division. The level of fragmentation will eventually be quite amusing.
Nov 19, 2019 12:11:15 GMT -5
SCCLparent: Amusing for whom? How is that even any good for the sport or the kids?
Nov 19, 2019 21:51:19 GMT -5
atlfutboldad: That's terrible! ^ Unfortunate injuries happen, career-ending ones. I certainly would NOT put that on the coach, thats routine coaching and playing.
Dec 2, 2019 11:39:06 GMT -5
HS Teach/Coach: Well, only parents can put a stop to this nonsense of missing that many days. Club coaches DO NOT CARE! Totally agree with the parent who said missing a day maybe two, but 3 in one week is a bit excessive. If parents stop paying, clubs couldn't afford...
Dec 3, 2019 16:47:25 GMT -5
Realitysports: Hs soccer is a joke, perhaps that’s way ,many players committ to taking days off sense it’s a clear pathway and is worth the sacrifice I believe.
Dec 4, 2019 13:41:39 GMT -5
CC79: Is US Club or SCCL planning to do something with coaching education? I see nothing happening on that front unless is not the website.
Dec 7, 2019 10:35:52 GMT -5