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Positive Coaching Alliance: What to ask your kid on the ride home

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10 Nov Positive Coaching Alliance: What to ask your kid on the ride home

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. US Club Soccer is proud to welcome Positive Coaching Alliance to its members, specifically related to Players First. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching Education, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

The interactions between parents and their children during the car ride home can encounter a variety of emotions. Charlie Slagle, CEO for Tampa Bay United and President Elect of the NSCAA, encourages parents not to comment on coaching decisions and similar – potentially divisive – topics, so an otherwise positive experience for the young athlete doesn’t turn negative.

Parents can ask questions like:

  • Did you have fun?
  • Did you try your best?
  • Were you a good person out there?

Slagle pointed out that many children can take a 12-2 loss, have a snack and be ready for the next game.

Read the full article here.

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