The role of the parent is the most important element for young players to progress (Article from Whitehouse Address first published in February)
In the past few years this blog has discussed the importance of coaches in the development of young players. What we haven’t focused on enough is the role of parents. And this is a big neglect, because the role of the parent is arguably the most important. As this article will discuss, parents are the key for players (all children’s) development.
Last week there was a lot of discussion and debate on the role of parents in youth football. The argument was simple, ‘let them play’. Meaning, stop talking from the side, stop coaching and controlling players, and simply watch and observe them in action.
Now I would say that there has been a culture change in terms of this issue in recent years. Youth football, both at Academy level and grassroots has become a much better environment for young players in terms of being shouted at (both positively and negatively) from the sidelines.
Read more here http://whitehouseaddress.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/the-importance-of-triangulation-getting.html
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