Parents play a critical role in their child’s soccer development, but have you ever really examined whether you’re supporting your player’s development or hindering it? How can you support and encourage your child without getting in the way?
Here are few behaviors I’ve seen from parents that can have a dramatic impact on kids and their soccer development:
1. Parents don’t encourage their players to make mistakes
Instead of the kid who passes the ball all the time because they are afraid to take on a player 1v1, the brave player will learn when it’s best to dribble and when it’s best to pass, without hesitation or fear.