Now it’s the complete opposite where there are parents and family members attending matches.
The majority are fantastic supporting and encouraging their team and child but you do get others who are obsessed with winning no matter what.
I’ve heard parents shout ‘kick it out’, ‘get rid of it’ just because their team is leading, they are more concerned about the match being won.
This is to the detriment of the child’s development because if he/she was left alone during those times, they would probably have executed or tried a skill.
So what if they lost it and the opposition scored? That would then be up to the coach to explain afterwards about what they could have done better in terms of decision making or what skill they could have used.
Recently I went to watch a trials session held by Coventry City and some of the things I heard from parents was madness.
“Don’t go in goal, what you going in goal for?” “I don’t know why I bothered bringing you”
Those parents will find their child will stop playing football because of them in the future.
Let children enjoy themselves, let them learn from their mistakes because without mistakes you cannot develop.