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Parents Corner


Thank you for your magnificent support to our players

We encourage you to read the registration information very carefully. Make sure you understand what is being asked of you and your child to participate in this youth soccer program.

As you continue to support and attend your kid's soccer game, we ask of you to show the best sportsmanship to the opponent's team and game officials. KSC considers conduct by parents and spectators to be supportive and positive at all times. The following guidelines for parents emphasize the key areas that all parents and spectators are expected to abide by during all KSC competitions:

Here's a Respect Campaign from the FA:

Parent's Role:

1. Provide transportation to and from all practices and games. Respect your coach’s time: be punctual in arrival and pickup of your child.
2. When possible, stay and watch practices as well as games and lend players your support in a positive manner. Do not point out their mistakes or criticize – leave team and player management up to the coach. Support your child’s efforts as well as their accomplishments.
3. If unable to attend the practice or game, teach children not to talk with or leave practices or games with strangers. Let your coach know if you are riding with someone else.
4. Ensure your player brings equipment to and from all soccer games and practices.

Parents Guidelines:

•Remember that children play organized sports for their own fun. They are not there to entertain you; and they are not miniature professional athletes.
•Be on your best behavior. Don’t use profanities or harass players, coaches or referees.
•Applaud good plays by your own team AND the opposing team.
•Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
•Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a competition or practice session.
•Condemn the use of violence in all forms.
•Respect the referee and do not criticize their decisions.
•Encourage players to always play according to the rules.
•Do not coach team players, including your own child, from the sidelines during the game.
•Communicate with your coach and create a positive, supportive working relationship.
•Avoid the use of fear and a win-at-all costs mentality – players just want to have fun.

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Kirkwood Soccer Club

1220 River Road 
New Castle, Delaware 19720

Email Us: [email protected]
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