Honor the Game Day- this Saturday, October 21st

Capital FC has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance, and like many organizations tied with PCA, we are hosting our very first, Honor the Game Day on October 21st!

This day will be set with special activities and arrangements, where Capital FC celebrates our ideals as a club- We Honor the Game Here!

Be ready to have fun, play soccer, while respecting the ROOTS (Rules, Officials, Opponents, Teammates, Self) of the game!

 
Coaches will be wearing gray t-shirts, sporting Honor the Game, and refs will have a special announcement before every round of games. 
 
Here are ways that parents can contribute to a positive youth sports culture so that children will have fun and learn positive character traits to last a lifetime:

 

Tips for Honoring the Game

Before the Game

• Commit to Honoring the Game in action and language no matter what others may do.

• Tell your children before each game that you will be proud of them regardless of how well they perform.

During the Game

• Fill your children’s “Emotional Tanks” through praise and positive recognition to help them play their best.

• Fill their teammates’ tanks, too!

• Do not instruct your child during game action or at breaks; let the coaches coach.

• Cheer good plays by both teams.

• Mention good calls by the official to other parents.

• If you disagree with an official’s call, Honor the Game – BE SILENT!

• If other spectators yell at officials, gently remind them to Honor the Game.

• Remember to have fun and enjoy the game.

After the Game

• Thank the officials for doing a difficult job for little or no pay.

• Thank the coaches for their commitment and effort.

• When reviewing the game with your children, ask rather than tell. Instead of immediately sharing your opinions or telling them how they can improve, ask questions such as “What did you learn from that game?”

• Remember to give your children truthful and specific praise… not just the typical “good game” but, for example, “I saw how well you moved your feet on defense.”

• Tell your children again that you are proud of them whether the team won or lost.

 

We look forward to seeing you out there this weekend!

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