At GFSC, we are committed to helping your child feel inspired about soccer. With that in mind, we have secured a membership to the Soccer Parent Resource Center for all the parents and coaches in the club. We are proud to be a Club Member of the Soccer Parenting Association. We believe youth soccer parents will be difference makers when it comes to improving the game and we believe a more collaborative environment between coach, parent, club and player is in the best interest of player development.
The mission of the Soccer Parenting Association is to Inspire Players by Empowering Parents, and we hope you dive in to the content and community at the SoccerParentResourceCenter.com! At the Soccer Parent Resource Center you will find courses, videos, monthly live webinars, articles and interviews with tips, advice, guidance and support – all to help you make sure your child feels inspired by their soccer experience.
To gain access to your free membership and all the great content at SoccerParentResourceCenter.com simply follow the link below to register:
GFSC Parent Best Practices
Parents can play many roles in a sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model, or critic. In fact, many studies show that family members strongly influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in a sport more than coaches.
At GFSC / CAPS, we want every family’s experience to be as positive as possible. Here are some helpful tips from the GFSC/CAPS staff:
- Arrive to practice and games 5-10 minutes earlier than the arrival time to help your player get in the right mindset. We understand that being late happens. If so, please alert your coach and make sure your player is ready to go when you arrive.
- Encourage your player(s) to have a positive attitude, effort, and behavior towards their teammates, coaches, and opponents.
- Double check that your player(s) have all of their necessary equipment (water, inflated ball, shin guards, alternate uniform-if necessary).
- As a parent, focus on the benefits of the game, rather than the score. We believe it is counterproductive to relate our players experiences to the result of a game. Instead, ask your player(s) what they thought went well during the game and any areas they would like to work on for next time. Tip: It’s even better if you practice a move with your player.