• YOUTH SOCCER SATISFIES THE NEEDS OF THE KIDS RATHER THAN THE NEEDS OF THE ADULTS.
• PARENTS should NOT LIVE THROUGH YOUR CHILDREN AND COACHES ARE NOT IN THIS SPORT FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL GLORY. KIDS PLAY FOR FUN, HAVE FRIENDS AND LEARN NEW SKILLS.
• PARENTS MUST UNDERSTAND THE LONG PROCESS that takes for the DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCCER PLAYERS, THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICES OVER GAMES, TECHNIQUE PRACTICES OVER FITNESS AND TACTICS.
• PARENTS HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES WITH COACHES TO KEEP A MODEL OF GOOD BEHAVIOR TO THEIR children. POSITIVE ATTITUDE, RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND REFRAIN FROM COACHING FROM THE SIDELINES.
• DO NOT TELL KIDS “kick it” or “pass it”, run, go to the front or ordered tactical movements during games or practices. External directions from parents will get children confused
• Parents should let the player take his/her own decisions.
• Players will make mistakes, especially when they confront decision making situations. This is part of the learning process.
• Please cheer and applaud good plays, including from the opponent team.
• Show a good sportsmanship all the time.
• Coaches and parents must encourage kids with the three gs:
Go, good and great job.
DPSC coaches look for all children to grow up with soccer. This process takes a long time!
Losing or winning, the most important life skill learned in Soccer is how to adapt to win and to lose in life.