Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Message to parents

This is a message for a Parent of a Goalkeeper
If you are a parent who stands behind your childs goal, PLEASE STOP this NOW!
You think you are helping but you are not. alot of children feel pressured when their parent stands behind them, especially a parent who just yells!
Now I know in some cases children who are very young or under confident will probably need you there... but please only shout positives!!!!
DO NOT BE NEGATIVE. Otherwise you might not as well be there!
Ideally, you should stand at the side of the pitch and shout instructions and encouragment!
Remember the position of goalkeeper can be a stressfull place at the best of times, and with managers and team mates quick to blame the keeper... don't you add to this pressure!
Ray Newland

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