USYS-002 Positive Parenting for Youth Soccer

The US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Department has created this view from the sidelines in an effort to create a positive learning environment for young soccer players. 

This is a teaching tool designed for administrators, coaches, parents and anyone who cares about children to assist them in providing positive learning atmosphere for our children. 

Positive Parenting discusses the practice and game environment as well as the ride home, each from the perspective of the players, referees and coaches. 

  • Why children play 
  • Teaching sportsmanship by example 
  • How to be supportive soccer parents 
  • Developing vs. winning 
  • Red cards for parents 
  • Emotional needs of players 
  • Keeping it all in perspective