Mumbles under 8s

Monday, 21 April 2008


We are about to enter our first tournament.

I would great to win but we also have 18 boys to play as well.

So I thought it might be worth looking at these wise words from Frank Smoll, a University of Washington psychology professor and co-author of "Sports and Your Child: A 50 Minute Guide for Parents.":
  • Reward your child whether the team wins or loses.
  • If you have a complaint or concern, don't raise it in the middle of a game.
  • Applaud when either team makes a good play.
  • Praise effort.
  • Respect the referee’s calls.
  • Talk to your neighbour during games (don't get too caught up in scores or statistics).
  • Ask your child, ‘Was it fun?’ before ‘Did you win?’


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